First thing on the agenda was the Keynote… As usual Bob Muglia was doing this presentation. I don’t want to go into any details about the keynote or the sessions. But if I say the keynote was both predictable and a bit boring I don’t think I’ll offend anyone. Better luck next year 🙂
My first real session was “What’s new in SP1 in ConfigMgr”. Not a “tech sexy” topic, but I think Wally did a good job. The focus was on Asset Intelligence 1.5 and the Intel AMT feature (Out of band management).
After lunch I went to a “Steve Reilly” session about security (do remember the session name). As always Steve was both entertaining and inspiring. He didn’t spend much time on specific products, but talked about privacy in general. During the years I’ve went to a lot of Steve’s sessions. This one was one of the best.
The last to session was both presented by Michael Kelly. The sessions were part 1 and 2 in a series of four sessions on Operating System deployment with Configuration Manager 2007 and MDT 2008. I have seen similar session at both TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona and at MMS in San Diego last year, so my expectations were not that high… Shame on me… Both sessions were fantastic. Not only did he managed give allot of useful tips on OS deployment, Task Sequences and User State Migration, both he also managed to talk about level 300-400 content in a “non-sleepy way”… Great Job!
After the conference we went to the “IT Pro Party”. The topic was the launch of the Springboard site. Free beer and… hmm… nothing else… really boring. So we went to the Jam Session instead. THAT was true fun. Amazing how many tech guys that can play the blues 🙂