Day 1 of MMS
According to Brad Anderson Wednesday was day 2 of the conference, so I'm guessing this was day 0.
I went to a couple of nice talks-
BA17 Virtualizing Configuration Manager - What you need to know and how to get there
This was a pretty technical talk which went into a lot of detail about the hardware considerations when looking at virtualizing SCCM 2007.
After covering the hardware, the speaker went into detail about the different ways you could virtualize SCCM. Firstly, you could create a new site in a VM and migrate your existing site to the VM instance of SCCM. Or, you could just run a P2V tool (this is what we did). Looking at my notes, the only thing if importance I've written down is 'don't cluster your MP'.
BA37 Buried Inventory Treasure
A Sherry Kissinger talk, this was full of nuggets of information. I believe Sherry is putting a number of the reports from the demos on her blog. Some of the coolest bits involved DCM. It was a revelation to see SCCM 2007 DCM not just read values, but also set them via scripts.
Another cool demo was Mark Cochrane's RegKeytoMof- a nice tool to autogenerate the code to insert into SMS_def.mof for custom inventory. She's blogged about the new version here.
Hands on lab- Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring
Nice solution to the Bitlocker key recovery issue if you're licensed for mdop. This tool backs up enterprise bitlocker keys to a SQL database. A web based portal then allows helpdesk agents recover keys without the need for a domain admin to go near active directory users and computers.
I'm about 2 days behind in my MMS updates, but I'll just blame that on the awful in-room wifi at the Mandalay Bay.