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  • Blog Post: Now Launched Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2

    Small Business Server 2003 R2 was launched at our world wide partner conference. SBS 2003 R2 will be available for purchasing in August (English and German versions; additional languages will be available in following months.). It is offered in two editions: standard and premium. With the update...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack

    The Scalable Networking Pack adds new Windows Server 2003 (Server Pack 1 or later) architectural enhancements and application programming interfaces (APIs) to support the next generation of network acceleration and hardware-based offload technologies. These Scalable Networking innovations help optimize...
  • Blog Post: Introducing System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) 2006 exclusively available via TechNet Plus Subscription

    SCCP 2006 employs state of the art modeling technology to bring unprecedented functionality and flexibility to performance analysis and planning of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 deployments. SCCP provides you with guidance to plan an effective deployment, while...
  • Blog Post: Introducing System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager is the latest addition to the System Center family of management products and provides centralized management of Windows Virtual Machine infrastructure. Virtual Machine Manager enables increased physical server utilization, centralized management of virtual...
  • Blog Post: Server Clusters: Storage Best Practices for Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003

    This document describes storage topologies, storage features in Windows Server 2003 and clustering, hardware-based storage features, storage tools and services, backup and restore, and storage management. Download
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 SP1 Evaluation Software Now Available in English, French and German

    The MOM 2005 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) evaluation software is now available for download in English, French and German. Receive the 120-day evaluation software and get a preview of the enterprise-class event and performance management that MOM 2005 SP1 delivers for your Windows Server System infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Launch

    On April 4, 2006 we launched Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 at Storage Networking World in San Diego. Windows Storage Server R2 will be available through NAS appliances built by our OEMs such as HP, DELL and others. The new version of Storage server delivers some new attravtive storage features in addition...
  • Blog Post: Windows "Monad" Shell Beta 3 - The next generation command-line and scripting environment

    "Monad" is the next generation command-line and scripting environment. The Windows "Monad" Shell Beta 3 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista and Windows "Longhorn" Server is available for downloading . Use following resources to further familiarize...
  • Blog Post: System Center DPM & HP Proliant DPSS

    Download this 24-page supplement that not only shows you how to implement a full backup, recovery and data protection service, but also explains how to perfectly incorporate DPM into an existing Windows Server environment (Windows Server, Active Directory, Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003), while...
  • Blog Post: New download: System Center Reporting Manager (SCRM) 2006 Release Candidate

    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...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Systems Management Server 2003 R2

    SMS 2003 R2 is now available. Included in SMS 2003 R2 is the ability to update custom line-of-business and third party applications as well as to provide scanning for almost 100 critical system vulnerabilities. Together, this new functionality promises to help simplify the process of keeping systems...
  • Blog Post: Network Load Balancing: Configuration Best Practices for Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003

    This document covers general best practices, security, manageability, high availability, and troubleshooting. Download
  • Blog Post: Optimize Your Core Infrastructure: Manage Complexity, Achieve Agility, Protect Information and Control Access, On It’s Showtime!

    Join Bob Kelly as he discusses the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI), Microsoft's long term strategy that couples a model-driven approach with a complete, integrated set of technology solutions to enable IT to manage complexity and achieve agility. Kelly also outlines Microsoft's comprehensive set of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack Released

    The Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack enables you to monitor physical computers running the Virtual Server service and the virtual machines that the service hosts, in Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM). This Management Pack expands the monitoring and reporting capabilities of the...
  • Blog Post: Released: IBM Systems Update Tool for Systems Management Server 2003

    The IBM Systems Update Tool for Microsoft SMS helps enable Microsoft SMS to manage IBM firmware and driver updates. This tool helps simplify the process of identifying and installing IBM firmware and driver updates needed for IBM eServer and IBM xSeries eServers. For more information about the IBM...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Product Roadmap on IT’s Showtime!

    This session will cover Microsoft's management product plans for the next 12 months, including new product releases. It will outline the new System Center family of products and discuss how they integrate to provide a complete management solution. A number of partner solutions will be described which...
  • Blog Post: Latest Version of MOM 2005 Resource Kit Now Available for Download

    This resource kit has been updated to support MOM 2005 SP1 and new tools have been added: Alert to RSS Utility – Enable subscriptions to alert information via RSS. DAS Role Update Utility – Tighten the security of MOM servers by removing the BUILTIN\Administrators group from the MOM Administrator...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Release of Systems Management Server (SMS) v4 Beta 1

    Announcing Microsoft’s next generation in change and configuration management solution. Available today, SMS v4 Beta 1, is the lowest cost solution for managing changes to your Windows-based assets, including new advances in complete security management and system deployment. Download SMS v4 Beta...
  • Blog Post: Systems Management Server 2003 R2 Beta Available for Download

    Evaluate SMS 2003 R2 today to provide your organization a comprehensive solution for change and configuration management for the Microsoft platform. Find out what's new with SMS 2003 R2 Download Beta Version This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2000 Management Pack for MOM 2005

    The Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack monitors SQL Server 2000 and 2005 for critical conditions indicating potential operational problems. Download