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MMS:: System Center “Essentials 2007”

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I saw an awesome session about this new product called System Center "Essentials 2007" (SCE 2007).

SCE 2007 is an integrated management solution designed for the small & medium businesses with ~50 - 500 pc's

The foundation technologies of SCE 2007 are:

  • Operations Manager 2007
  • Windows update services "v3"
  • Microsoft Update
  • SQL Server Express

There is one unified console with different spaces dedicated to performing specific management tasks, with customizable views.

Getting and Staying Secure

  • Update management capabilities built on WSUS technology
  • Support for third party updates, drivers , hotfixes and QFEs
  • Multi member group support for flexible targeting and deployment
  • Update compliance reporting
  • ...

Monitoring

  • Monitoring is provided through the Operations Manager 2007 Management Packs and diagnostics tasks
  • Management Packs have been tuned for medium sized businesses to reduce the monitoring noise
  • Distributed Application monitoring
  • Inline tasks to "fix it now"
  • State, diagram performance and dashboard views with a neat "Daily Health Report"
  • ...

With this daily health report you will easily have an overview of what is happening on your network, pretty cool I think.

Server and Support End Users

Deploy software to servers and clients on a simple manner:

  • Support for MSI and EXE applications
  • Deployment status reporting
  • Troubleshooting tasks and views
  • ...

Take Remote Control of the servers and workstations in your environment.

   

Keep track of what you have

With more than 30 attributes collected about the hardware installed on your computers the SCE 2007 keeps track of your client and server environment.

With this summary page you are able te see how many and which type of clients you have. It even shows you which applications and how much installations of them there are on your environment.

Everything a small or medium business would ever need.

Service Provider

  • Provides a single entry point for remote management over the internet of your customers server and client environments
  • Leverages Operations Manager 2007 as the Service Provider console

Management services enabled include:

  • Manage customers over the internet in a secure manner
  • Centrally view customer problem data and health from a single console Report on problems and time spent working on customer issues
  • Perform remote diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Provide a lightweight, simple setup and configuration
  • Site aware reporting
  • ..

   

 

With the service provide you can easily monitor and update the health of your customers infrastructure.

Roadmap

Beta 2  - 2H  06  - Public beta available for download

RTM     - H1 07

This is a great product which has it all monitoring , deployment remote connections, it rulez.

This was the best session I attended yet.  I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Tags: SMS , MOM, System Center, Microsoft, System Center Essential

Comments

  • Coming weeks, months I will be testing some of our new products. Beside using Vista and Office 2007...

  • System Center Essentials Beta 2 has been released as always you can subscribe and download the Beta from...

  • Do you have some news about system center remote services?

  • Alkin

    What do you want to know?

    -Arlindo

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