MMS 2016 – Another Great Success!

Wow three intense days (plus a pre-con day). It was really great to see old friends, make new friends, present AND learn. I’m very proud to be one of the volunteer staff for MMS-we have a great team, and a lot of passion.

We just sent out our MMS evaluation on Friday, and already the feedback is (once again) fantastic. A huge percentage of attendees agree that this is the best conference you can attend for System Center and EMS. Tons of deep dives, Q&A and BoF sessions, and community – I’ll tell you, community is my favorite part. We learn so much from each other when we share our knowledge, war stories, and even just a cold beverage.

If you weren’t able to attend, take a look at our schedule (and the twitter stream) to see what you missed. And while you’re wishing you had been there, mark your calendars for MMS 2017, which will be the week of May 15th 2017. And keep an eye on for updates for early bird registration (hint, start stashing just a little over $100 a month now, and you’ll be able to cover early bird registration when it opens).

Oh, and if this picture doesn’t make any sense to you, that’s even more reason to attend next year.

We’ll be sure and post our eval results again this year, once we close evals. Stay tuned!





I’ll see you at MMS 2016!

At least I really hope I see you at the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) 2016. I’m lucky to be one of the volunteers that help coordinate this event (yes, this event is handled almost entirely by passionate volunteers), and I’m continually proud and impressed by the quality of speakers, passion of attendees, and technical level of the event. We recently sent a message to all of our alumni, and I thought it was something we should share with all. Here’s an excerpt:

The MMS events team wants to thank you for your past attendance at MMS, and want to be sure you are aware of the many reasons you should join us in May this year.

MMS has officially moved to May – Our first two summits were in November, but due to other conference schedules and timing of releases, we decided to permanently move to May. There will not be another MMS in November.
Our MMS 2015 Evals are Stellar – we’re so proud of them, we posted them for the world to see (yes, maybe we are bragging a little). Eval feedback from MMS 2015 exceeded our expectations, and most of you agreed that the content exceeded yours.
We have the best Speakers in the industry – ConfigMgr, SCOM, PowerShell, Azure, and the rest of System Center – If you want to meet and learn from the best in the field, come to MMS.
Our Speakers are Accessible – You’ve been at MMS, so you know. You will easily find our speakers, sporting their speaker gear, and hanging out in opens spaces, willing to have those philosophical and technical conversations with you.
Pre-Conference Day – Spend an extra $150 to help you prepare for that next project your working on, or build a foundation for the rest of MMS week. Learn from Pros like Johan Arwidmark, Don Jones, Kent Agerlund, and more. [more info on Pre-Con]
Family Day Special – Bring your family to MMS, and receive free passes for your entire family for Nickelodeon Universe! (passes available while supplies last, first-come, first served)

And if that isn’t enough reason to join us, check out our YouTube Channel. One of our personal favorites is a review from our SCOM/OMS presenters.

MMS is a grass roots, almost all-volunteer staff, dedicated to hosting the best conference at the best price. Join us in May, and be sure to tell all of your friends to join us too.

We look forward to seeing you in May!

As mentioned above, our evals are stellar, we have great speakers, and great community. I truly believe you won’t find a better conference with a primary focus on System Center. We also added more information about Pre-Con, so take a look at that too.

Take a look at our sessions, and registration options!