If your MMS 2012 week wasn’t busy enough already, in addition to sessions, labs, BOFs, exams, community activities, etc., Microsoft is also now offering two (so far) Focus Groups to allow you to get a first look at the “futures” of System Center, Windows 8, and the Cloud.
Focus Groups along with times and dates are listed below. To add these to your schedule, you’ll need to sign up at the MMS 2012 web site. Login using your registration credentials and locate Focus Groups in the menu.
(FG001) Windows Server and System Center futures – what comes next in IT management
Focus group participants will see story boards and concepts describing a vision our long term planning team has assembled to guide the direction and investment for the version of Windows and System Center *after* Windows Server 8. Ideal participants for the focus group have already had experience or briefings on Windows Server 8 and System Center 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012: 11:45am – 1:00pm
Wednesday, April 18: 11:45am – 1:00pm
(FG002) Taking IT Application Management to the Public Cloud as a Management Service
Are you an IT admin managing applications or leveraging cloud services? Maybe you’re already (or thinking about) taking advantage of SaaS based management solutions to increase your agility, reducing costs and saving you the burden of setting up and managing IT infrastructure. We would like to sit down and explore your needs, insights, and opinions to this rapidly accelerating paradigm.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012: 2:15pm – 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2012: 2:15pm – 3:30pm