The chances of persuading your manager to let you fly over to Las Vegas for the recent annual Microsoft Management Summit were always pretty slim.

Fortunately, the UK team has put together a “Best Of…” event, where you can get all of the best content from the summit, packed into a full day’s agenda on Tuesday 18th May in central London. And unlike the Vegas event, which cost $2,000+, this event is free.

Best of Microsoft Management Summit UK 2010 will provide the best possible opportunity to learn about the latest IT Management products, solutions and technologies from Microsoft and how to apply them in your organisation. With a number of significant management product releases and announcements planned from Microsoft in the coming year, including some early Beta releases, this event is a valuable investment of your time in discovering how to lower the cost of your IT operations with Microsoft system management technologies.

This 1-day event will provide you with an understanding of the latest technical updates on Desktop, Datacenter and Cloud management features and solutions from Microsoft. The event will share expert knowledge and information, covering current System Center products as well as Windows platform management solutions for virtualisation of servers, desktops and applications.

The agenda includes:

·        Managing Systems from the Datacenter to the Cloud

o   Ryan O'Hara, Director - System Center

·        Configuration Manager v.Next: Overview

o   Jeff Wettlaufer, Technical Product Manager - System Center

·        What's New Since the Release of Operations Manager 2007 R2

o   Paul Collins & Ellis Paul, Management Technology Specialist

·        Opalis IT Process Automation: Introduction & Technical Overview

o   Greg Charman, Opalis Technology Specialist

·        ISystems Management in Midsized Organizations with System Center Essentials 2010

o   Gordon McKenna, MVP - System Center Specialist

·        Technical Introduction to Data Protection Manager 2010

o   Anthony Tyler, Storage Technology Architect

·        Service Manager Integration with System Center

o   Nigel Cain, Senior Program Manager - System Center

Posted by Ian