LAS VEGAS — March 29, 2011 — Top experts in Windows IT management brought a little Silicon Valley to the city of sin as the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) kicked off March 21 in Las Vegas. Held March 21–25, the summit was jam-packed with Microsoft news that kept attendees’ attention away from the bright lights of the strip and the call of the casinos. For enterprise IT professionals looking for sweet relief from the daily stress of managing updates and configurations for a variety of embedded devices within their organization, Windows Embedded announced Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011. The new solution extends the capabilities of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to include Windows Embedded Standard and Windows Embedded POSReady-based devices.
Windows Embedded Senior Product Manager Robert Peterson was on hand throughout MMS 2011 to answer questions about the newly released Windows Embedded Device Manager solution.
Windows Embedded Senior Product Manager Robert Peterson was on hand throughout the show to answer questions about the newly released Windows Embedded Device Manager solution. Attendees could see firsthand how Windows Embedded Device Manager works and its benefits through an interactive, real-world demonstration. Dubbed the “Windows Embedded Airport Terminal,” the demonstration was equipped with embedded devices commonly seen at airports — kiosks, digital signage, thin clients and point-of-service devices. Robert guided viewers through the airport to a variety of stations where “flight attendants” showed them how embedded devices simplify daily tasks and are able to be managed more easily with Windows Embedded Device Manager. Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, also announced its tech preview of “Project Seattle,” which enables supported Windows Embedded thin clients to be managed and imaged by Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Device Manager.
This year MMS aimed to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn how Microsoft management solutions can help them harness the power of cloud computing and manage a wide range of different devices within their organizations. Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft, led two keynotes. The first keynote discussed cloud computing and the second keynote looked at how consumerization is driving profound changes in how businesses think about IT. A variety of sessions and hands-on labs from exhibitors such as Acceleres, ClearPointe and NiCE were also held at MMS 2011 to offer organizations the unique opportunity to explore and learn about a range of new products and solutions being released in the upcoming year.
Just because you couldn’t make it to the show doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the great information! Visit Microsoft on Cloud Computing to see keynotes and details on all show announcements. Want to check out the Windows Embedded Terminal? Stop by the Windows Embedded News Center and take a tour of it with Robert Peterson! For more information on Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 or to learn about the latest Windows Embedded news, follow us on Twitter at @MSFTWEB.