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What was MMS 2023 at MOA?

This full MMS edition was held May 2023 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN and followed the same recipe for all MMS events:

  • Sessions with two or more speakers
  • Extremely long Q&A for every session
  • Evening beer sessions
  • Smaller rooms and overall size to make sure you can get your questions in
  • Same great speakers from past MMS events

MMS at MOA also brought back our unique Stargazing Sessions!  Attendees signed up for 15 minutes private sessions to talk to an MVP or Microsoft in a tent. Sponsors held great evening events like Fair on 4 (Patch My PC) and FireLake Happy Hour (Recast). Of course, 2Pint took at least 50 attendees out to local breweries again as part of their brewery tour sponsorship.

The actual conference was held again at the Radisson Blu at MOA. We love this location for the quick access to the ballrooms, for the great white speaker\attendee table by the FireLake Grill, and of course, the FireLake itself which has outstanding food and is always a great evening hangout to talk tech all evening. We kept our promise to keep MMS small - 730 speakers, sponsors, and attendees showed up for the week for intense systems management sessions and fun networking with peers and Microsoft.

Attendee Quotes

By far the best event I've ever attended in my career! Awesome sessions with great content, and old community pals became real friends.

MMS gets straight down to the nitty gritty without marketing fluff and provides amble opportunities for networking with peers and industry experts

Answers to all your questions, even the ones you didn’t know you had.

Very best technical conference I've attended, because it's supported by a strong community and not driven by a vendor.

Sessions and knowledge that can’t be found anywhere else.

Small venue is ideal in comparison to the larger Microsoft events where you feel like cattle moving between sessions.

It was awesome to meeting new people, see friends again, in the same time share experiences and learn new things

Amazing conference: no other conferences compare to the level of content presented and the accessibility to talk with speakers and Microsoft employees one-on-one.

A welcoming ming conference where you talk about real problems and how others are dealing with them.

The best learning experience every year! No amount of paid structured courses could have the same impact as MMS does.


During MMS 2023 at MOA, speakers, sponsors, and attendees participated in auctions and donations to help gift $14,845.38 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities. Their CEO thanked us with a video at our final session and later they sent along this kind note of thanks.