The often-rumored merger of Microsoft’s MMS and TechEd conferences is now official. Brad Anderson’s “In the Cloud” blog has a new post today wherein Brad describes “What’s Next for MMS.” As expected, what’s next is what everyone expected. MMS is being merged with TechEd.
Brad highlights that the tracks at MMS have become quite similar to those at TechEd. I went to MMS this year for the first time and noticed that right away. That’s part of the reason why I said at the time that it would make sense to merge the two. Brad ticks off a number of items aimed at the MMS-diehards that he says will be available within the new merged event.
Deep 300- and 400-level content they’ve come to expect at MMS
Expanded Early Bird pricing options
Dedicated Management Meet & Geek opportunities
Dedicated Management Instructor-Led Labs and Hands-on Labs
Structured and unstructured networking opportunities tuned to the Management community
Other unique MMS experiences
We’ll have to wait and see if all of that comes to pass. I’m sure there will be plenty of discussion in the management community about what to expect.
Brad visualizes the combined conference with a Venn diagram:
Rod Trent (@RodTrent) responded with a tweet and a Venn diagram of his own: