Holiday season and looking forward

Wow, we are in the middle of the holiday season again. Christmas has passed and hopefully it was a very nice one for everybody. New year is due tomorrow night. Moving on to the next year again!
Looking back a bit at 2011…
Last year was a busy one for me. Lots of things happening around private and professional. ALso had a chance to spend a lot of time in the community on blog and forums, especially SCOM related. I enjoyed doing that a lot and will continue doing that in 2012. Was a lot of fun and learned a lot from all people I encountered this way.
Also I started writing on the Sybex Mastering book on SCOM 2012 a few months ago as one of the authors. This is also an ongoing thing until the book gets published in a few months time.
Talking about SCOM 2012, we saw the public beta and the release candidate for the new product. From beta to RC was a good step forward in solving some issues. I think the product team is doing a great job moving forward.
Looking forward of course it will be very nice to see the whole System Center suite move into the 2012 version. We can expect that in the first half of 2012 (not to point at any specific dates or estimates of dates at the moment). And it will bring a number of interesting improvements and hopefully it will bring a number of very interesting projects for new implemenattions or upgrades which will help customers improve their manageability and ROI.
In April we will have the MMS 2012 in Vegas again, which will look at all those products of course and will be not just very very ifnormative, but also a chance to meet a lot of people from the community. I am certainly planning to be there and hope to see a number of you there.
Also looking forward to going to Thailand again in 2012.
Well, I hope all of you have a very good end of the year and a very healthy (if it is a monitor) and prosperous 2012!!!
Bob Cornelissen