It was another packed day at MMS2013, so busy that I need to master my own schedule to get the most out of it. It is often doubted just how busy a typical day is at MMS2013, so I figured it would be beneficial to share my typical schedule:


Besides the various break-out sessions, there are many other activities that happen throughout the day such as Instructor-Lead Labs, Hands-On Labs, Microsoft Certification Exams, and an Expo Hall where all the vendors present their solutions, private events and much more.

To make the most out of this packed event, I always plan ahead with some of the objectives I would like to achieve during the week. This year, I’m focusing on hosting and service provider solutions using Microsoft Cloud Solutions.

Here are some cool links that are worthwhile to check as you explore MMS content this year:

While there are so many other sessions I would like to attend, I know I can always catch up on this information on MSDN Channel 9:

Microsoft Private Cloud Reference Architecture:

Microsoft Virtual Machine Convertor:

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool 8 Beta, which now includes Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track!:

CISCO Developer Network, where you can download the UCS Platform Emulator and UCS Documentation:

OpsMgr 2012 Sample Dashboards, as shown at MMS 2013:

Finally, by far one of the best deep dive sessions I have seen so far at MMS was the WS-B312 How to Design and Configure Networking in VMN and Hyper-V (Part 1 of 2) and WS-B312 How to Design and Configure Networking in VMN and Hyper-V (Part 2 of 2).

Make sure to check out those sessions when they become available on MSDN!