System Center Reporting Manager (SCRM) 2006 is a data warehouse and reporting platform that will help you better support corporate decision making, improve the quality of service provided and more effectively administer IT resources through improved reporting capabilities and management data integration.

With SCRM 2006, you will be able to solve important business scenarios like:

  • Monitoring the effectiveness of controls to make sure certain computers are adequately patched.
  • Correlating the impact of recent hardware or software changes with system performance. 
  • Faster troubleshooting by easily comparing configurations between servers or desktops with a known baseline. 
  • Associating systems management information with a customer’s unique organization structure by providing reports that show: 
    • Status of critical patches or software updates on computers in a specific department or cost center
    • Servers supporting a specific division or application that are being managed by SMS and not MOM, or MOM and not SMS.
    • Alerts and other performance data for servers supporting a specific business application.
    • Opportunities to reduce costs for a business unit by identifying underutilized hardware.

This Release is for evaluation use only and is shred to enable you to become more familiar with the product.

The Release is available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/systemcenter/evaluation/overview/reporting/beta.mspx

We look forward to your valuable feedback on this new product. We encourage you to download the product, work with it, and openly share your thoughts with us!

Additional information about SCRM 2006 is available here:

Datasheet: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/systemcenter/evaluation/overview/reporting/datasheet.mspx
Overview: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/systemcenter/evaluation/overview/reporting/default.mspx
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/systemcenter/evaluation/faq/default.mspx