Operations Manager writers at MMS 2008

There’s a lot planned for the Microsoft Management Summit next week in Vegas! I’ll be there, as will several other content managers and writers from the System Center team. The following sessions are good places to meet the team and influence upcoming Operations Manager or System Center content: 

Operations Manager Jam Site
Tuesday, April 29, 2:00 – 4:30 in Casanova 603
Chris Fox, Senior Technical Writer for Operations Manager; Bill Anderson, Technical Writer for Capacity Planner

[Edit: We’ve had a few requests for the location of this site — it’s in the prototype stage now, but we will absolutely announce it here once it goes live.]

Are you interested in learning more about the new Operations Manager Jam site and providing your feedback? This is a community-oriented site to facilitate the sharing of management pack (MP) solutions and learning about other unique implementations. Site content includes customer-authored MP’s, managed code, command shell scripts, featured articles, forums, and a unified search across the best of Operations Manager content sources. In this focus group, you can:

  • See a preview of the site
  • Discuss the current and future direction of this and other sites
  • Provide additional requirements and scenarios

System Center Documentation: Content Innovations, Content as a Service, and Other New Architectures
Monday, April 28, 3:00 – 4:15 in Titian 2201B
Kim Field, Director; Steve Kaczmarek, Dionysia Sofos, Deb Lewy, John Merrill, Jonobie Ford, Content Managers; Elise Morrison, Managing Editor

This session, conducted by the content management team, will demonstrate current innovations in content delivery, and describe future architectural directions including Content as a Service offerings and Health Models. This session will provide detailed demonstrations of new content deliverable including the System Center SuperFlow, Configuration Manager Feature Quizzes, the System Center Content Search Gadget, and Virtual Machine Manager How-To videos. We’ll also discuss our Content as a Service and Community Jam initiatives. Finally, we will close with a Q&A session during which the content management team will seek feedback on these new solutions.

Content as a Service
Tuesday, April 29, 2:00 – 4:30 in Casanova 604
Prescott Klassen, Senior Program Manager; Kim Field, Director

Are you interested in providing feedback to Windows Server Systems Division User Assistance on scenarios and prototypes for next generation content delivery systems?  Attend our Focus Group session and help us set the future vision for our Content As A Service (CaaS) project. In this focus group, you can:

  • Review scenarios and prototypes for next generation Content Services
  • Discuss the current state of User Assistance in our products and provide feedback
  • Provide additional requirements and scenarios

There is also a strong writer presence for System Center Configuration Manager, so if you use that product as well, check out this post on the System Center Configuration Manager Writer’s blog for the details.

[Edited to update Jam site name to be correct.]