Our extended Microsoft Partner Team spent last week in Las Vegas for the Microsoft Management Summit. While a few members of our team attended the sessions & trainings, the rest of us manned the F5 booth. We had a phenomenal turnout, and it was great to meet those of you who stopped by!

There were several highlights from the show. We brought several members from our ControlPoint team, who gave the first public demos of the upcoming product. For those of you who aren't aware of ControlPoint yet, it is our yet-to-be-released F5 monitoring solution that is built upon System Center Operations Manager 2007. The feedback from the demo was extremely positive, with most people ecstatic about the OpsMan platform that we have chosen to go with. 




Dan & Jennifer giving a ControlPoint demo

Look Calvin, I'm working!!!

Heavy traffic again this year at the booth


We also introduced our Microsoft centered Virtualization Strategy, which focuses on dynamically provisioning services in the network. We have been working with our friends at HP to build a demo of the solution, and they actually brought a working prototype to MMS to showcase. I really want to discuss our Virtualization strategy in depth, so I'll devote a full post to it in the near future.

Last, but not least, our own Alan Murphy delivered a great presentation on Virtualized Data Centers, which was very well received by those who attended. Like always, Alan hit one out of the park.

Overall, it was a great show for F5.  Plus, I came back from Vegas with all my money this time! ;)


For now,