Getting ready for MMS 2013

It’s that time of year again – MMS in Vegas. This year I’ll be (co)-hosting 6 sessions – if you still have an empty slot in your schedule please consider one of these Smiley

Managing Third Party Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1  – Sunday, April 7, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Kent Agerlund, Lawrence Garvin
The session will provide you with tips and tricks to solve the daily challenges around patching your environment with Microsoft and non-Microsoft updates. You will learn how to design and configure a Software Update solution that will be easy to manage and yet powerful enough to maintain your server and desktop environment. The session will cover how to implement and publish custom updates using System Center Updates Publisher 2011 and integrate the available 3rd-party update solutions from Secunia and SolarWinds.

Configuration Manager 2012: MVP Experts Panel – Monday, April 8, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Brian Mason, Greg Ramsey, Jason Sandys, Johan Arwidmark, Kent Agerlund, Kim Oppalfens, Sherry Kissinger, Steve Thompson

In this session, you will hear from a panel of Configuration Manager 2012 MVP experts, and discuss SQL Configurations, infratstructure design, integration with Intune, SQL replication and more.

Advanced Infrastructure for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 – Tuesday, April 9, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Brian Mason, Kent Agerlund

In this session, you will learn how to deploy System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 in different environments with a focus on high availability and performance optimization. Key areas of focus include: offload SQL, fault tolerance, multi domain environment, workgroup clients and alternate content providers.

Migrating From Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 – Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Chris Nackers, Kent Agerlund

In this session, learn the best tips and tricks for Configuration Manager 2012 migrations. This session is based on experiences and best practices from having done more than 20 migration projects. During this you will learn how to prepare both environments for migration and common issues you need to know about. During the session you will learn how to plan for object migration, including packages, task sequences, software updates, reports and best practices for client migrations.

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Jeopardy Quiz – Wednesday, April 10, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Kent Agerlund, Kim Oppalfens

This in–depth session on System Center Configuration Manager 2012 features four teams that will go head–to–head in a challenging Jeopardy–style quiz. The session will be hosted by two long–time Configuration Manager MVPs that will act as completely impartial referees. This session aims to make this an entertaining yet educational experience by pitching two MVPs defending last years title, against two product team members eagerly looking for a revenge.

PowerShell – Examples from the Real Word (Birds-of-a-Feather), Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Kaido Järvemets, Kent Agerlund

Come join one of the world’s foremost System Center Configuration Manager PowerShell experts Kaido Jarvements and System Center Configuration Manager MVP Kent Agerlund , as they will guide you thru a top 10 list of the most downloaded PowerShell scripts. Learn why they were created, how and become an active player in the next releases.


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