Applications Track sessions at MMS 2012!

Hi everyone

Well, MMS is nearly upon us again for 2012!  We have been working hard behind the scenes to get the event ready.

This year we have aligned the content into 5 tracks for Windows Server and System Center: (track owners respectively)

You can view the complete session list here: 

Listed below are all the Application Management sessions.  We’ve worked hard to cover as wide a portfolio of sessions as we can!

Session Details

AM-B101 System Center 2012: Behind the Scenes Overview


Ashvin Sanghvi, Ryan O'Hara

Hear directly from the engineering team that built Microsoft System Center 2012. Learn how to make the magic from the keynote come to life for your organization. Get an overview of the key improvements in System Center 2012, the design principles for 2012, how those turned into features, and finally how you can implement within your organization to achieve business value.

AM-B205 Welcome Windows Azure: An Introduction to Microsoft’s Public Cloud Platform


Craig Kitterman

Windows Azure is a powerful multi-purpose and highly scalable public cloud platform, providing pay-as-you-go resources to run mission critical applications. IT departments can deliver huge elastic scale to the business without large capital expenditures allowing your cost structure to map directly to business growth – always matching the demand curve perfectly. In this session, we explore the services and capabilities that are part of the Windows Azure platform such as compute, storage, messaging, CDN, networking and more – that you can take advantage of today!

AM-B305 App Controller: Installing, Configuring, Connecting to Private and Public Clouds, Working with VMs and the Library


Richard Rundle, Tabrez Mohammed

In this session we cover the deployment of Microsoft System Center 2012 App Controller and how to configure the connections to System Center Virtual Machine Manager private clouds and Windows Azure subscriptions. We cover how to create user roles to delegate access to the Azure subscriptions, how to work with Virtual Machines and application resources in the library.

AM-B307 Application Management: Configure and Deploy Applications in Private and Public Clouds


Adam Hall, Cory Delamarter

In this session we will look at how we configure, deploy, manage and operate services in the private cloud, how we deploy and monitor Windows Azure applications, how we consolidate Azure subscriptions with App Controller to allow organizations to delegate access to them, and how IT can provide Application owners and developers with access to rich performance monitoring information with deep code-level insight into how the application is performing for the end user. We'll look at Application Self Service, Quotas, Delegated resources, managing application resources and the setup and configuration of application performance monitoring

AM-B308 System Center and Windows Azure, Part 1


Adam Hall, Craig Kitterman

In this session we explore how to configure and deploy applications into Windows Azure using Microsoft System Center 2012.

AM-B309 System Center and Windows Azure, Part 2


Adam Hall, Craig Kitterman, Vinay Balasubramaniam

In this session we explore how to configure and deploy applications into Windows Azure using Microsoft System Center 2012.

AM-B310 I’ve Deployed Operations Manager Application Performance Monitoring (APM): Now What?


Alex Fedotyev, Pete Zerger

Microsoft has made deployment of the APM feature very easy, but what’s next? Join former AVIcode employee and APM expert Alex Fedotyev, together with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager MVP Pete Zerger for hands-on guidance for getting the most from the APM feature in your organization. You get real-world guidance on Advisor reports, problem management and best practices. Learn how to make data easily accessible with rules and aliasing and how to protect your customers' personally identifiable information captured by APM.

AM-B311 Management Pack Authoring Tools: The Next Generation


Baelson Duque, Brian Wren

The Management Pack Authoring Console has been our primary tool for management pack development for the last few years. We have now introduced the Visio Management Pack Designer and Visual Studio Authoring Extensions. Which console should you use under which circumstances? What are the different capabilities and advantages of each one? And what about the authoring workspace in the Operations Console? This session answers these questions and provides an overview of each tool.

AM-B312 Operations Manager Tuning War: No Management Pack Left Behind

Speaker(s): Maarten Goet

So you installed Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, deployed your first agent and started importing management packs. Now, a hundred or more alerts start appearing. Was this really the best approach? How do I tune my management packs anyway? How do I get things sorted again? Come to this session led by five-year System Center MVP Maarten Goet, who draws from multiple years of field experience to show you how to successfully tackle this. No Operations Manager administrator should miss out on this session!

AM-B313 Why Should IT Pros Care About Application Management?


Chris Childers, Shawn Gibbs

This session focuses on strategies for defining, virtualizing, deploying and managing private cloud applications using the new capabilities in Microsoft System Center 2012. This is a demo-rich session that highlights application management scenarios and best practices.

AM-B314 What’s New in Monitoring SQL Server 2012 and SQL Azure for IT Operators?


Roman Yuferev, Vinay Balasubramaniam

Do you want a peaceful night's sleep resting assured that your Tier-1 application running on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is monitored correctly? Do you want to know how you can embrace SQL Azure and still use your existing knowledge of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to monitor you applications? If you answered yes, this session is for you. In this session we provide an overview of the features in SQL Server 2012 management pack to proactively monitor your Tier-1 applications running on SQL Server 2012. In addition, we specifically talk about hybrid monitoring of SQL Azure in SCOM using SQL Azure management pack. We provide a detailed drill-down of SQL Azure database discovery and monitoring, integration with the SQL Azure management portal and proactive notification when the state of the database goes critical. The session includes detailed demos showcasing the functionality.

AM-B315 SharePoint As a Workload in a Private Cloud


Adam Hall, Michael Frank


Microsoft SharePoint would not automatically spring to mind when talking about service templates in a private cloud. With its sheer amount of Out-Of-the-Box features and services and the complex and extendable infrastructure, each installation has its own deployment routine. This makes creating a standardized service template seem like a daunting process. In this session we will show you how with Virtual Machine Manager and some PowerShell, you can create SharePoint service templates for the private Cloud.

AM-B316 Server App-V: End-to-End Virtual Application Deployment Using System Center 2012


Daniel Emerson, Derrick Isoka

Microsoft System Center 2012 introduces a new service-centric model of organizing your datacenter, including the ability to create portable images of your applications. This session covers the process of creating a virtual application package using the Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) Sequencer, importing it into System Center Virtual Machine Manager and eventually deploying it using a Service Template.

AM-B317 Operations Manager: Hybrid Cloud Monitoring


Åke Pettersson, Anny Timasheva

In this session we detail how to set up and configure the monitoring of a Windows Azure application.

AM-B318 Operations Manager: Application Monitoring Overview (.NET + Java)


Michael Guthrie, Peirong Liu

In this session we provide a summary of the application monitoring we do against Java applications, covering the platforms and supported configurations, and provide a summary of the performance monitoring we do with .NET applications

AM-B319 Managing from the Cloud


Åke Pettersson, Paul Mestemaker

In this session we cover how we deliver management FROM the cloud through tools such as Microsoft System Center Advisor.

AM-B323 Understand How Hyper-V & System Center Stand Up Against the Competition

Speaker: Matt McSpirit

With the launch of System Center 2012, Microsoft is bringing to market the most comprehensive and integrated datacenter and cloud management solution.  When combined with Hyper-V, it enables customers to build autonomous, efficient and cost effective private clouds and enables customers to focus on what’s important to them; their applications and services.  In this session, we’ll compare and contrast these Microsoft technologies, with those of VMware, and showcase why Microsoft offers the best solution for your datacenter today, and in the future.

AM-B321 System Center 2012 Suite: Real-World Solutions by CSC and Royal Mail

Speaker(s): Alistair Doran, Carmen Summers

This session includes real-world challenges that CSC is facing in providing services to the Royal Mail Group and how Microsoft System Center 2012 transformed these services that were manual, time consuming and complex into simple automated solutions. In this session, learn how CSC has delivered a System Center 2012 solution to automate the deployment of 370 plus Datacenter servers/Branch Office servers and 27,000 desktops. In this session, hear how CSC fully automated storage previsioning for the RMG private cloud using Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and System Center 2012.

AM-B322 Deploying and Managing Applications on Windows Azure


Adam Hall, Craig Kitterman

In this session we dive a little deeper into the structure of a Windows Azure application and how it differs from a traditional on-premise or private cloud application. We discuss the architecture of Windows Azure and explore how its various services can be easily used by Developers and IT Professionals. Finally, we look at what Windows Azure application packages actually look like and how to deploy, monitor, and scale those applications.