Who is running MMS if not Microsoft?
Microsoft decided to merge many conferences like old TechEd and the Microsoft Management Summit into one big event called Ignite. By expanding into a larger conference, System Center content becomes harder to find and System Center admins are harder to find in the crowd. Many sessions that would normally have been approved in the smaller conferences are now declined for lack of session space; great sessions.
Enter The Minnesota System Center User Group (MNSCUG).
MNSCUG has been around for about 13 years now, holding monthly user group meetings while growing membership steadily. We have a good track record of finding great speakers, great sponsors, and spawning our own new great talent. Countless MVPs, Microsoft Program Managers, and industry speakers have come up our way to talk about System Center or other related topics.
How is Midwest Management Summit different?
MNSCUG has joined with Do Good Events, Coretech, and several current and former MVPs to put on an event which we think will offer attendees something we always wanted out of the Microsoft Management Summit, but never achieved. Something small enough where attendees don't get lost in a crowd. Where you can actually find speaker and vendors and approach them with your questions. Where speakers are not rushed off the stage for the next speaker, but have plenty of Q&A time is left and discussions can continue freely. At MMS, you should plan to find:
- Sessions put on by the best and brightest who actually do this stuff in the real world
- Intimate sessions where you can actually interact with the presenter
- A price tag that represents a community focus
Who is attending the Midwest Management Summit?
The audience at MMS are primarily Microsoft customers and partners divided into the following groups:
- IT-professionals - Technical experts, influencers and implementers
- Microsoft System Center Partners
- Solution Architects and Testers
- CIO's, CTO's and Technical Managers
- Former Microsoft Management Summit Alumni
Target number of participants for MMS 2017: 750 attendees - that's not a gimmick. It's an insurance to make sure you're not lost in the crowd! Knowing the hotel logistics and the size of rooms and our history with repeat sessions, we feel comfortable with a little bump in attendee count. To get more of MMS, watch for "A Taste of MMS" roadshows throughout the year.