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  • Blog Post: Using Package Conversion Manager (PCMs) Fix & Convert–Moving Manual Readiness Packages

    In today’s post, I wanted to take some time to outline to ConfigMgr administrators how to effectively use a key feature that is in Package Conversion Manager (PCM) RC released last week .  Beyond the US – English release , we also released the international versions of PCM – German | Simplified...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2012: 1 Session & 100’s of Customers Conversations

    It’s that time of the year!  The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) has moved back to its favored home at “The Venetian Hotel” and at the moment is an absolute sold out house.  This conference ranks high upon my list of favorites as it provides everything the IT professional desires – System...
  • Blog Post: Kicking the tires for Configuration Manager 2012’s Package Conversion Manager (PCM)

    In the past few months, we’ve received a lot of requests to help many of you focus on “testing” the new Package Conversion Manager (PCM) that is available in the Microsoft Download Center . It is rather trivial to actually download PCM and install in your production environment yet...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Package Conversion Manager (PCM) 2.0 Beta: ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Support

    As I’ve outlined in the past, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and Package Conversion Manager (PCM) are very tightly integrated.  This integration creates a situation whereby any major updates to the ConfigMgr 2012 product requires the PCM team to update PCM.  Yesterday, our team released...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2011: 2 Sessions, 1 State of the Union, and 100’s of Customers Conversations

    I’ve landed.  My bags didn’t arrive so the first evening in Vegas was one of no relaxing.  I now can officially relax and get excited as we prepare for this great week.  As many of you already know, Microsoft is preparing for this week’s Management Summit 2011 in Las Vegas . This is a...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr 2012 PCM: Walking through PCM Plug-In capabilities

    In the complicated and dynamic world of applications, Enterprises continued to find unique and interesting ways to approach software delivery with System Center Configuration Manager. During the development of Package Conversion Manager (PCM), we quickly determined that one area that was ripe for investment...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr 2012: Introducing Package Conversion Manager (PCM) for Seamless Migration to AppModel

    For the past 15 months, our engineering team has spent a great deal of time partnering with the System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) team building a feature pack called Package Conversion Manager .  As many know, ConfigMgr 2012 introduces a powerful shift in how you as a administrator...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Package Conversion Manager (PCM) RC2 for Configuration Manager 2012

    Back in November 2011, I announced that our team had reached a critical milestone of releasing the System Center Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager (PCM) RC1 feature pack.  The engineering team that I oversee spent a great deal of time working closely with the Configuration Manager...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Package Conversion Manager (PCM) Scheduled Package Analyzer

    In Package Conversion Manager (PCM) RC2, we added a feature called Scheduled Package Analyzer (SPA) to assist customers in automating the analysis process for your migrated packages/programs.  This feature gives administrators a lot of flexibility on when they analysis is run based on when the usage...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012: Package Conversion Manager 2.0 Released

    The System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 released today and widely available.  With this release, our team has worked really hard to ensure that we update and support Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 for our application migration tool called Package Conversion Manager (PCM).  We originally...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr 2012: Package Conversion Manager (PCM) & Readiness State

    In today’s post, I wanted to take a little bit of time to build a bit deeper on the underlying principles of the “Readiness” state for Package Conversion Manager (PCM) as it is the fundamental to understand.  My colleague, Cameron King, outlined in his blog titled “ Package Conversion Manager Readiness...