RIP MMS Long Live The SCU

You’ve probably heard that Microsoft Management Summit is dead. Officially or not this seems to be the truth and we have to accept it. Of course if you are familiar with the System Center community you probably have learned that such decisions cannot just be accepted. Why? It is in our nature we are management community and we like to have control. So even before the death of MMS our community was ready with a backup plan and that is System Center Universe. SCU is the new MMS. The latest SCU was in Bern, Switzerland on 16th-17th September, the next event will be in Houston TX, USA on January 30th 2014 and plans are set for another SCU Europe event next year in September. But do not just trust me that SCU is the new MMS because I’ve said so and go to the official site of the recent SCU event and download the videos from the sessions and you will know why. Keep in mind that the time of this blog post not all videos are uploaded and more will be available in the coming days.

System Center Universe 2013 Presentations

System Center Universe 2013 was held in one week and a half and for those who didn’t managed to attend in person or couldn’t watched all sessions online you now have the chance to watch recordings online. The whole event was recorded in four parts:

Lunch Break – Cameron Fuller
Exploring the Dark Side of the Moon with OpsMgr – Maarten Goet
Cireson Sponsor Presentation – Paul Sutton and Shaun Ericson
Introduction to Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service – Joey Snow

Afternoon Break – Cameron Fuller
2013: An Orchestration Odyssey – Pete Zerger
Q&A with Panel of Experts – Shaun Ericson, Paul Sutton, Wally Mead, Travis Wright, Pete Zerger, Maarten Goet, Jason Sandys, Chris Ross, Joey Snow, Cameron Fuller

I’ve managed to watch online the presentations of Travis Wright and Pete Zerger and these are sessions that I would recommend for watching whatever your level of expertise is.

You can also download all presentations from here.