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MMS 2012 Bible Study Time Change

Just a quick note for those interested in the morning Bible Study we are having at MMS 2012. We decided to meet at a slightly different time for the rest of the week to allow for time to get to breakfast each morning. We will be meeting from 7:15-7:45am each morning of MMS in Marco Polo 702 which is basement level of the Venetian convention center.

See you in the morning!

April 16, 2012 Posted by | MMS 2012, Personal | Leave a comment

MMS Bible Study Update

Just a brief update on the MMS Bible Study that I posted about a while back. Rod sent me the info on the room that he was able to nail down for us. We will be meeting in Marco Polo 702 at the Venetian before the conference breakfast. The plan is to start at 7:30 and be done no later than 8:00 each morning to allow time to have breakfast before the first meeting. Rod has a map on his blog post to show where the room is…check it out.

It’s been cool to hear from several of you that are going to be meeting with us for the first time, and a bummer for those who have met with us before that aren’t able to come to MMS this year. Looking forward to seeing you in Vegas!

March 25, 2012 Posted by | Jesus, MMS 2012 | Leave a comment

Visio Stencil for Configuration Manager 2012

Over the years I have used the Visio stencil for Configuration Manager 2007 that is on (Thanks Rod!). It’s been great for creating diagrams of a Configuration Manager hierarchy for various clients. With Configuration Manager 2012 on the horizon, I’ve already done a design for a reasonably large client, and I’m prepping  my session for MMS which is about hierarchy simplification…having a Visio Stencil for CM2012 would be really hand. I’ve looked multiple times…have not been able to locate a Visio stencil for 2012 anywhere. Had searched every search term I could think of…had called Brian Mason (Configuration Manager MVP) and he didn’t know where to find one. Basically I had completely struck out.

Last night I was emailing Stefan Schorling (another Configuration Manager MVP) about something unrelated and at the last second thought to ask if he knew where I could get one. SCORE!!! This morning Stefan had emailed back with a link to Jean-Sébastien DUCHÊNE’s blog (yet another Configuration Manager MVP) where he has posted a Visio stencil for Configuration Manager 2012! A huge thanks to Stefan for sending the link and to Jean-Sébastien for creating and posting the stencil!

The reason it never turned up in my searches was I kept searching on “visio stencil” (with the quotes). Because Jean-Sébastien’s site is in French, those words are reversed…a search for “stencil visio” would have found the link.

March 2, 2012 Posted by | ConfigMgr 2012, MMS 2012 | 3 Comments

5th Annual MMS Bible Study

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since the inaugural MMS Bible Study. Every year at MMS for the last four years a group of us have met before breakfast each morning for a brief time of Bible study, prayer, discussion, etc. The first three years we met in someone’s room…most of the time in Rod Trent’s room. Last year Rod helped us actually get a meeting room at the event to meet in which worked out really well. Rod came through again this year!

I’m still nailing down what the time will look like this year (content that is), but we will be meeting Monday-Friday from 7:30am-8:00am in Marco Polo 707 at The Venetian. We will be wrapping up no later than 8:00 each day to allow time to grab breakfast and get to the first meeting.

Look forward to seeing you there. If you are planning on coming, please leave a comment below or email me via my contact form.

Here’s a pic of the fifteen of us that were there on Wednesday of MMS 2011.


February 29, 2012 Posted by | Jesus, MMS, MMS 2012, Personal | 9 Comments


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