At the Microsoft Management Summit the brightest and most skilled IT Professionals from around the world meet to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on technical training, sharing of best practices and interaction with innovators and pioneers in desktop and device management, datacentre, and cloud technologies.
This years event is sold out with over 6000 people attending. Registration opened at 07:30 at The Venetian, with the Attendee's starting to queue at 06:30!
The Self-Paced Hands-On Labs opened up for use at 08:30, with the queues starting at 07:30...
The Expo Hall is opening up on Monday evening at 17:30 local time, currently all the finishing touches are being completed by the various vendors...
The Microsoft Product Pavilion is already in full swing, with each Technology and Solution being represented in individual booths...
Along with the Technologies and Solution booth's, Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) and Microsoft Learning are also being showcased and discussed in depth...
Taking into account the economics of traveling from South Africa to Las Vegas, it is clear there are very few IT Professionals from South Africa attending this years event. To this extent, even if you can't join us in person, there are a few ways in which you can participate in MMS 2012.
- The first way is by tuning in to the Keynotes being streamed live via the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform site, more info here - http://bit.ly/IPLzJ4 .
If you are able to tune in you can use the following URL to save the date & time of the two keynotes - http://bit.ly/HLtc79 , these will be starting at 17:30 South African time.
- The second way to 'attend' the over 175 breakout sessions across 5 technical tracks, is to watch the sessions on-demand. This year one will be able to view any breakout sessions within 24 hours of the live presentation.
Keep an eye on the following URL for more information around on-demand - http://bit.ly/HM5jI6
- The third way is to attend the Best of MMS South Africa to be held in May. Use the following URL for registration, either in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town - http://bit.ly/GIysYX
For the avid Twitter followers, keep any eye on the following handles and hash tags for live information from MMS 2012: