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This page allows you to search and review the various sessions planned for the MMS 2010 event. Using the controls below you can search based on keywords and filter the session list by Product, Session Type, Track, Session Level or Speaker. Note that sessions can be members of multiple tracks where their content reflects more than one topic area.

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BA01 Configuration Manager: State of the Union
Tuesday, April 20 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Hall C 
Speaker(s): Bill Anderson, Joshua Pointer, John Vintzel
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration Manager v.Next
The traditional kick-off session for MMS! For anyone who uses, or is even considering using, SMS or Configuration Manager - this session is a must. As always, we will lay the foundation for the entire week from a ConfigMgr perspective by discussing all the things going on in the World of ConfigMgr. You'll see updates on roadmaps, partner integration projects, engineering processes, early product and quality feedback, and probably a few more "surprises"! This years' MMS is the public unveiling of ConfigMgr v.Next, and this session will get it all started ensuring you are well prepared for a full week of breakouts and labs - ready to start learning about the next version of ConfigMgr.

BA02 Configuration Manager 2007: What's New in SP2 and R3
Tuesday, April 20 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Bellini 2101A 
Speaker(s): Jeff Wettlaufer
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 is the latest release of the flagship System Center product. While a general overview topic has been presented at past MMS events, this session will focus on the details of what has changed over the last year. New enhancements in SP2, which include support for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are just some of the enhancements. In addition to new platform support, SP2 delivers enhancements to existing capabilities such as Asset Intelligence, and Intel vPro. This session we will also detail the plans for the upcoming R3 release of ConfigMgr, which includes Power Management and Scale and Performance enhancements.

BA04 Configuration Manager v.Next: Overview
Tuesday, April 20 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Bellini 2101A 
Speaker(s): Mark Florida, Deb McFadden
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager v.Next
The next release of Configuration Manager is coming! For over a decade, Systems Management Server and Configuration Manager have been used by thousands of customers and partners to deliver classic management capabilities to clients and servers. As we enter a new era for IT Administration, the System Center flagship product is evolving. In this session we present our vision for user-centric client management, and demonstrate improvements from Configuration Manager 2007. This session promises to be very interesting. We demonstrate a functioning product to showcase some of these major improvements, so you know you can't miss it!

BA05 Configuration Manager v.Next: Software Distribution - Part 1
Wednesday, April 21 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Bellini 2101A 
Speaker(s): Bryan Keller, Craig Morris
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager v.Next
The first phase of delivering on the new user centric client management vision for v.Next is to revolutionalize software distribution. The most popular capability in the history of SMS and Configuration Manager, Application Management is still the number one feature in use today. In this first part of a two-session series, we provide an overview of Software Distribution in Configuration Manager v.Next, and introduce the user centric 'Application Model'. In addition, we cover conditional delivery rules, targeting and the new console improvements. This promises to be a jam packed two-part series full of new and interesting elements from the next version of Configuration Manager!

BA06 Configuration Manager v.Next: Software Distribution - Part 2
Wednesday, April 21 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Bellini 2101A 
Speaker(s): Bryan Keller, Craig Morris
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager v.Next
This is the second of a two-part session series describing how the user centric client management vision in Configuration Manager v.Next is revolutionalizing software distribution. This session focuses more on the advanced Software Distribution scenarios, and highlights the flexibility of the Application Management Model. We cover how Configuration Manager v.Next defines application dependencies, global conditional rules, and version logic. In addition, this session covers specific advanced App-V scenarios and capabilities.

BA07 Configuration Manager v.Next: Administration UI
Wednesday, April 21 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Bellini 2101A 
Speaker(s): Mark Florida
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager v.Next
The next release of Configuration Manager has new changes to the administrative experience, departing from the (long loved!) MMC console style of navigation. Configuration Manager information is displayed differently and requires a flexible administrative security model. These changes result in a new console experience for any Administrator who is used the MMC version in the current (and previous) product versions. In this session we will cover the new administrative security model, some administrator productivity features and the new look and feel of the administrative console. We will enrich this overview with demonstrations of functioning code - this promises to be a "don't miss" session for all Configuration Manager admininstrators.

BA10 Configuration Manager v.Next: Hierarchy Design
Tuesday, April 20 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Bellini 2101A 
Speaker(s): Deb McFadden
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager v.Next
Where scale or a more simplified architecture is desired, the next release of Configuration Manager allows large and small organizations to meet those needs through our new site hierarchy architecture. These improvements change how data is moved around the hierarchy by taking an increased reliance on SQL technology and the new Configuration Manager administration security model. We'll also explain the central administration model and how primary and secondary sites relationships have evolved. . This is a must attend session for anyone who wants to understand the changes and impact for customer hierarchies.

BA11 Configuration Manager v.Next: Migration from ConfigMgr 2007
Wednesday, April 21 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Bellini 2101A 
Speaker(s): Deb McFadden, Jeroen van Eesteren
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration Manager v.Next
Configuration Manager v.Next is coming soon and for those of you running the current platform - Configuration Manager 2007 - there are some considerations you may want to make in your design. In this session our Setup and Deployment experts will provide an overview as well as technical details of the v.Next setup process, with focus on an existing Configuration Manager site migrating to the v.Next platform.

BA12 Configuration Manager v.Next: Desired Configuration Management
Thursday, April 22 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Veronese 2405 
Speaker(s): Onur Koc
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager v.Next
Desired Configuration Management (DCM) was a completely new feature in the ConfigMgr 2007 release. People who have been deploying ConfigMgr 2007 are just starting to realize the benefits and solutions enabled by DCM today. So this session will focus on continuing to make sure you know all of the tips and tricks to be successful with DCM, drilling into the new features around DCM in ConfigMgr.next. The session will also show how using DCM can help you prepare to move ConfigMgr v.Next and the new software distribution model.

BA13 Configuration Manager v.Next: Device Management
Thursday, April 22 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, Veronese 2501A 
Speaker(s): Kim Johnson, Hassen Karaa
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager v.Next
System Center Configuration Manager v.Next will expand the landscape for device management like never before. From enhancements to the Configuration Manager device management capability, to incorporating Mobile Device Manager technology, to our relationship with Nokia, in this session our Device Management experts will provide you with a technical overview of the capability plans in v.Next. If you are managing devices today, or planning a device strategy in your organization soon, this session is an absolute "must see".

BA14 Understand the ConfigMgr SQL Views Schema to Customize Reporting
Monday, April 19 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM, Veronese 2405 
Speaker(s): Doug Eby
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007, Microsoft SQL Server
The Configuration Manager database contains a large collection of information about the network, computers, users, user groups, and many other components of the computing environment. The database also contains objects that represent Configuration Manager items such as advertisements, software update deployments, configuration baselines, reports, and status messages. The Configuration Manager reporting SQL views schema is complicated and can be very difficult to understand, and to effectively create report queries, Administrators must have some understanding of the schema, how to create report queries, and how to create a custom report. This session breaks down the Configuration Manager reporting SQL views schema by feature, provides tips about how to create report queries, and provides a demo about how to find Configuration Manager data, build a custom query, and then create a report in SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.

BA15 Online Services for PC Management
Wednesday, April 21 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Titian 2303 
Speaker(s): Alex Heaton, Craig Marl
Track(s): Client Management Technologies, Microsoft Initiatives, Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Online Management Services, Windows Client
See how hosted, cloud-based services from Microsoft can help you more efficiently manage and secure your business PCs without the need to setup enterprise deployment infrastructure. This session will provide details of new online tools from Microsoft and how they fit in the with the rest of your desktop management environment including Windows 7, the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, and System Center products.

BA16 Introduction to Systems Management in Midsized Organizations with System Center Essentials 2010
Tuesday, April 20 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Titian 2301A 
Speaker(s): Jason Buffington, Eamon O'Reilly
Track(s): Client Management Technologies, Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Essentials, Security, Windows Client
For organizations up to 500 PCs and 50 servers, Microsoft is releasing System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE) to provide service monitoring, software deployments and updates, and management of physical and virtual machines. This single product is designed for midsized organizations, so this session will be full of demonstrations as we look at each of the major aspects of SCE 2010, including server and client monitoring, software deployment and patching, virtualization management and migration, and how to get started with easy setup and configuration. Come see it here first.

BA17 How to Manage Physical and Virtual Servers in Midsized Businesses with System Center Essentials 2010
Thursday, April 22 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Bellini 2105 
Speaker(s): Jason Buffington, Dustin Jones
Track(s): Client Management Technologies, Server Management Technologies, Systems Management, Virtualization
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Essentials, Hyper-V, Windows Client, Windows Server, WSUS
Whether those servers are physical or virtual, midsized businesses need similar management capabilities as large enterprises (Configuration Manager, WSUS, Virtual Machine Manager) but in an easy-to-use, unified toolset. System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 brings together monitoring, deployment and virtual management technologies from the System Center enterprise products into a single console designed for midsized businesses with 50-500 PCs and up to 50 servers. In this session, we will look at monitoring those physical and virtual servers for health, deploying new servers and even migrating older physical servers to virtual machines for simpler management.

BA21 Case Studies - PFE Configuration Manager Support Cases From The Trenches
Thursday, April 22 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM, Titian 2301A 
Speaker(s): DeLise Coleman, Rodney Jackson, Jason Johnson, Benjamin Rampe, Scott Williams
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007
This session will focus on Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Configuration Manager Support issues from the trenches presented by Rodney Jackson, Jason Johnson, DeLise Coleman, Benjamin Rampe and Scott Williams. During this session the focus will be on recent product trends such as Software Updates, OSD, Windows7/2008 and other known issues.

BA22 Configuration Manager and SQL Server Reporting Services - Custom Reports ROCK!
Thursday, April 22 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Bellini 2101A 
Speaker(s): Steven Rachui
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007, Microsoft SQL Server
Configuration Manager R2 brought with it integration with SQL Report Services. Reporting is not new to ConfigMgr - it was introduced with SMS 2.0. SQL Reporting Services Integration changes the game once again - and this time leaps ahead of standard ConfigMgr reporting. This session will focus on how to build custom reports in SSRS for use in ConfigMgr.

BA23 The Philosophy of Configuration Manager
Monday, April 19 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM, Veronese 2405 
Speaker(s): Tim Benjamin
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007
Often we spend hours talking about HOW to do a very complex task in ConfigMgr in order to get something just right; however we rarely spend any time on WHAT and WHY. This session is not a discussion of cost savings or some other good MBA topic, but rather a discussion about how ConfigMgr's design, the way it works, lends itself to in your organization. Topics will include image composition, the pros and cons of different approaches (thin vs. thick) and what implications that has on other facets of systems management, the use of baseline collections and why that makes image deployment easier, naming standards, security and console organization. This session's goal is to help you better understand how to make ConfigMgr work for you.

BA31 Configuration Manager 2007: Using Either Hardware Inventory or Custom DCM Baselines to Ensure Compliant Systems
Thursday, April 22 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, Veronese 2405 
Speaker(s): Sherry Kissinger
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007
Many administrators currently leverage Configuration Manager hardware inventory (sms_def.mof/configuration.mof) to find custom data, and then base reports or collections on that data to remediate issues. We will demonstrate building an example of a custom hinv and also illustrate using a custom DCM to remediate instead of using hinv.

BA32 Building Queries and Collections to Manage Your Environment
Monday, April 19 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM, Veronese 2405 
Speaker(s): Matthew Hudson
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007
Without a good collection or query an administrator cannot properly deploy packages or manage clients. In this session you will learn about a range of collections designs from intermediate to more advanced. The session will cover different ways to identify broken clients and merge collections. You'll also learn how to create collections based on status messages, metered programs and even how to use collections in reverse. Apart from collections, you will see how WQL queries can be useful tools in your environment. Learn how to create collections and queries utilizing the WBEMTEST application which goes beyond the Query Builder Tool.

BA33 Advanced Configuration Manager 2007 SQL Server Reporting and BI Overview
Friday, April 23 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Veronese 2501A 
Speaker(s): Steve Thompson
Track(s): Systems Management
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Products(s): Configuration Manager 2007, Microsoft SQL Server
Steve Thompson (ConfigMgr MVP) and Senior Consultant with BT, will demonstrate how to take your report development to new heights. The release of ConfigMgr 2007 R2, now adds integrated reporting with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Additionally, SSRS is the only stated reporting solution for the next generation of ConfigMgr, currently named v.Next. This session will focus on getting the most out of your reporting solution, and investigate other potential solutions to your reporting requirements. This will be a fast paced session loaded with useful content! Topics covered will include:

  • Reasons for learning and using SSRS
  • The report development process: to include Report Builder and BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio, and reasons for choosing a development tool
  • Report customization techniques such as; adding company logo to reports, using report parameters, linking to other reports for drill down capability and dynamic grouping
  • Integration of SSRS with SharePoint 2010
  • Creation of Performance Point dashboards
  • BI (Business Intelligence) overview
  • SQL Server Analysis Server (SSAS)
  • Performance tuning considerations; use of stored procedures and SQL Profiler to assist in capturing TSQL trace files
Bring your questions, we will allow time at the end for an information question and answer session!

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