Midwest Management Summit 2018

The Midwest Management Summit (MMS) is less than two weeks away. Can you believe it?! Will you be going to the Mall of America in Minnesota? If you are then make sure to connect with our Chief Architect, Garth Jones, who will be presenting at MMS and will be available to answer your tough reporting questions.
Not going to MMS? You can still keep up with all that is going on by following @MMSMOA #MMSMOA. Watch for special announcements during MMS week, May 14-17! We’ll even be announcing a free eBook!
Midwest Management Summit 2018

Garth’s Sessions at the Midwest Management Summit 2018


ConfigMgr Database, Query, Reports – Part 1

Date: May 15 at 10 a.m.
Co-presenter: Matthew Teegarden


This is part one of a two part session. In this session Matthew Teegarden and Garth Jones will give you a tour of the ConfigMgr (SCCM) database and show you where all of the goodies are. We will then build a query to find all collections with maintenance windows, the maintenance window type, duration, start, and stop time. Feel free to come to this session with a request for your own ConfigMgr (SCCM) query! Note: Knowledge of T-SQL is a plus.

What you will learn:

-Become familiar with the ConfigMgr database and where to find information.
-How to write a custom report.
-How to construct SQL queries.


ConfigMgr Database, Query, Reports – Part 2

Date: May 15 at 1 p.m.
Co-presenter: Matthew Teegarden


This is part two of a two part session. In this session Matthew Teegarden and Garth Jones will take what you learned in part one (along with the query we built) and create a report using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). You will learn how to create a dataset, use prompts, use variables, make the report cornflower blue (Fight Club reference….though we really shouldn’t be talking about that), and more!

What you will learn:

-Become familiar SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).
-How to use variables in T-SQL.
-How to deploy reports to the ConfigMgr (SCCM) Reporting Point.


MMS Tips and Tricks Showcase

Date: May 15 at 5 p.m.

Co-presenter: Brian Mason


This is YOUR opportunity to ‘step up to the mic’ and show your flare! Join this tips and tricks beer session to show off something you’ve created, enhanced, or taken to a new level (no vendor stuff please!!). There will be Surface Book 2’s with 16 GB RAM and 1 TB drive given away! Showing us something gets you entered to win one of many!

What you will learn:

-Learn about all the cool stuff that your peers are doing in Enterprise Management.
-Everyone has something to share, sometimes you just need to look around!
-Have Fun!

Patch Reporting: How Sure Are You?

Date: May 16 at 8 a.m.
Co-presenter: Bryan Dam


Did you arrive at MMS last year bleary eyed from deploying WannaCry patches all night? How confident were you that all your devices were protected? In this session we’ll dig deep into reporting on software updates so that you will be certain the next time. We’ll review the built-in reports and discuss available alternatives. We’ll also demo a custom dashboard in both SSRS and Power BI while providing tips for creating your own.

What you will learn:

-How to define compliance for your organization.
-Understand where the data is, what it means, and how to use it.
-What Power BI can bring to the table.

MMS@Home User Groups!

Date: May 16 at Noon
Co-presenters: Steve Jesok, Brian Mason and Donnie Taylor.


Experience a mini MMS at home! This session is a great way to learn about local user-groups in your area. Join user group leaders and MVPs from around the globe as we talk about finding local groups, starting new user groups, resources available to all groups, and how to get sponsors to pay for it all. Already have a group? Come see how to grow your numbers and connect with other group leaders!

What you will learn:

-Find existing groups in your area.
-Learn how to start a new group.
-Tools, resources, tips and tricks available to all groups.
-How to connect to other group leaders in your area.

See you soon and don’t forget to bring your sports jersey and Hawaiian shirts! For more information, please feel free to contact Garth Jones @GarthMJ or the MMS Team at @mmsmoa.

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