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Events, Videos, Interviews & More from the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 in Las Vegas

Find here collected System Center-related info, news, and more from MMS 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 27-May 1, 2009). See also the MMS 2009 site.

Can’t make it this year?  Watch keynotes and videos on-demand.

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Day 4: Friday, May 1, 2009

Final day of MMS with morning sessions only. It’s been a productive and full 4 days of information, announcements, great speakers and demos, and last but not least gathering the System Center and virtualization communities together in one spot.

Day 3: Thursday, April 30, 2009

Brad Anderson and Larry Orecklin are doing Q&As in the community lounge this morning.


Day 2: Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Brad Anderson’s Keynote

Brad showcases the today and tomorrow of datacenter, client and cloud management and demonstrates management solutions for virtualized environments, Windows 7, and upcoming online service for business desktop management. Watch the keynote and read the press release.

Read Larry Orecklin’s, General Manager of System Center, “Enable Users, Not Just Devices” blog.  He comments on Brad’s keynote, System Center’s growth and more

Dave Morehouse, Senior Product Manager, reports on the keynote and demos.

Day 1: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

                       Dave's People

Officially launching at MMS 2009 in Las Vegas is a new community program that will give influencers—user group leads, MVPs, popular bloggers, and others recognized as influential in the community around System Center—the technical training content, people connections, and general guidance they need to enhance their credibility and impact in the community.

If you are interested in this program, or have any questions about our tools, resources, or mission, please contact us at

Just a day before his keynote, Brad Anderson blogs about Bob Kelly’s keynote and how Microsoft continues to drive efficiency and value to its customers.

From the MMS Keynote – Bob Kelly: Sees Economy, Flexibility Driving Cloud Computing Adoption

“History shows that companies that invest in innovation during recessionary times can emerge healthier and better-positioned for long-term success. As well, IT organizations that invest in the right technology today can help their organizations operate more efficiently, create competitive advantages and ultimately prosper in the long run.”  Read more of the press release…

Latest Video from the Event

Watch Keynotes and More

Visit Microsoft PressPass for videos of MMS keynotes, watch the latest on Configuration Manager, and more.

Behind the Scenes at MMS

Go backstage for the keynote and catch up with Jeff Wettlaufer, Technical Product Manager of SCCM, and get a view of things from behind the curtain (or big projection screen as is the case here.)


Finding Cost Savings in the Cloud

Jon Schmitz explains to Isaac Roybal how his organization, the Commercial Technical Support Labs in Microsoft Support, has put together seven “private cloud” sites around the world to realize a host of resource use efficiencies, resulting in substantial cost savings. See the Microsoft Virtualization sitefor more information about Microsoft’s solutions that are fast making cloud computing a reality.


Bob Kelly Keynote Recap with Brad Anderson

MMS 2009 first keynote, presented by Bob Kelly, focused on the datacenter. Brad Anderson, the General Manager in System Centertalked through the announcements made around Operations Manager and the other key announcements from the keynote.


Operations Manager 2007 R2 Announcement

Another cool MMS announcement, this time around the R2 release of Operations Manager. Sacha Dawes took a quick tour around the product, showing off the new reporting and cross platform support. Find more info and download the Release Candidate at


System Center is proud to announce Founded by three System Center community members; Pete Zerger, Rory McCaw and Maarten Goet. is a community initiative that will combine a number of existing Internet properties under a single community site and strive to become the leading community landing page for all System Center technologies. More blogs and press coming soon. has a dedicated community area where you can check out the site, get more information or become a member! At this time you will find blogs, where well-known MVPs will start blogging in the coming days, a download area, a community “pack catalog” and forums. Later in May, we will be launching a wiki and a ‘community feedback’ platform and other exciting features.

MMS Day 1 minus 5 hours: Hanging out in the Community Lounge with folks from the System Center team

Also check out the MMS 2009 RSS feed for more on the event.


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