Deadline is December 15th, 2023
I agree to the following dates and deadlines:
- I will deliver fresh content (not presented at other conferences) which will be entirely my work (and my co-presenter), and all content (scripts, PPTX, etc.) will be uploaded to sched before MMS starts.
- I will present at least two sessions with another speaker (there is no such thing as 'main' speaker).
- Attend and participate in the conference all five days (4pm Sunday - 6:30pm Thursday).
- Attend Nerds of a Feather (NoF) session and cabana sessions where scheduled.
- Wear my speaker-wear daily and make myself available to attendees.
- Engage with attendees - help them see the value of the community.
- My session may mention 3rd party (non-Microsoft) products, but will not promote sales or demonstrations of paid-for 3rd party products. (If you're interested in selling or demonstrating a product, please contact us at
- I understand that missing deadlines could result in canceling my reimbursement or acceptance to speak.
- I will promote MMS in social media and will use the speaker logo (to be shared, once I'm approved) in my email signature and blog posts when possible.
- We will reimburse up to $1,250 international & $750 US
- You must submit your receipt on time (by FEB 9th, 2024)
- If you miss the PPTX deadlines, there will be no reimbursement
We're excited about Miami and look forward to having you as part of the MMS Speaker Team!
The Holy Grail for Driver Management
Tired of how you do driver management in ConfigMgr today? In this session we'll provide you with a method that doesn't require you to import drivers into the driver catalog, doesn't require you to modify your task sequences when a new hardware model needs to be supported, and can dynamically detect what drivers to implement, yet still gives you full control.
- More details about the new Download Content tasksequence step
- A simplified way of installing drivers during OSDeployment
- Some examples of how to make this approach super-dynamic
Plan for 75 min of content and 30 min of Q & A
How deep is your content? Give us (and attendees) an idea of the target audience. Think of use cases on how your content will apply to the target audience.
Goals of the session - we find that it's helpful to include information in your description that helps attendees understand what they will learn and the value they will obtain.
We know that tech evolves fast - if you want to submit content on something that is not yet released, or expected to change before MMS, please include this information in your proposal - we will work with you to refine the session description as we approach the conference.
We require each session to have two presenters. While some presenters prefer to present alone, we have seen many of our presenters really enjoy the opportunity to work with someone else. Many times, it was someone that they had known (or known of) for several years, but never really worked together or got to know. If you wish, we can pair you up with someone (and might have to if they're booked for another session at the same time).
Four (co-presented) sessions max for each speaker! Many of our speakers have been overworked in the past – we are limiting speakers session count (not including Nerds of a Feather and Ask-the-Expert sessions).
Help us get to know you. We know most of you, but we don't know all of you. When you submit your sessions, include information to help us learn more about you - your LinkedIn profile, blog posts, and other places on the web that you share content. This will help us determine if you (and your content) are a good fit as a presenter at MMS.
MMS is a deep technical conference. We expect level 300, 400, and deeper content. Of course, 'levels' are subjective. If you say it's a 400 level session, tell us how it's a 400 level session.
Attendees like to review session slides to help choose between conflicting sessions. Speakers sometimes prefer to not post their entire deck before presenting. The Attendee Preview version should contain enough information about your session for attendees to get the gist, and goes into more detail than the title and description on Sched. Your Attendee Preview deck must be posted to your session on sched.com by 15 Sep 2023. (As it's visible on sched, it must be polished, and using our template).
We start session selections in June, meeting weekly until all slots are filled. If none of your sessions are selected, we might come ask you to co-present with someone else's session.
A co-speaker is simply a second speaker in a session. Forget the idea of a "lead speaker" at MMS. Both speakers are equal and both accountable for meeting deadlines. MMS always has two speakers so sessions become more conversational in nature and send a message to the audience that this is closer to a discussion than a sermon. Feel free to show disagreement in a session; attendees get to see there isn't one pure answer to any question. You can have fun and go deep tech at the same time.
MMS seeks to create a respectful, friendly, and professional experience for all participants. As such, we do not tolerate harassing or disrespectful behavior, messages, images, or interactions by any event participant, in any form, at any aspect of the program including business and social activities, regardless of location.
We encourage everyone to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment. Please report any concerns, harassing behavior, suspicious or disruptive activity to the nearest security guard or event staff. MMS reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from, MMS at any time in its sole discretion.