image IT administrators and IT support staff need easier access to key information about software and operating system deployments, client health, and compliance with regulations.  They must ensure that their systems and software meet the configuration requirements established for the organization.  And they need the ability to track this information without having access to a System Center Configuration Manager console.

The Solution: The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Reporting Dashboard

The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers track application and operating system deployments, security updates, the health status of computers, and IT compliance with key regulations—with an easy to use, customizable Web interface.  Because the Dashboard is built on Windows® SharePoint® Services, IT staff can access information without using the Configuration Manager console. The Dashboard is a free Solution Accelerator, and fully supported by Microsoft.

Key features of the Dashboard include:

  • Easy access to key information without using the Configuration Manager console  
  • Centralized view of Configuration Manager data sets
  • Data can be viewed in graph, table, or Dundas gauge formats
  • You can create custom dashboards for different departments, based on site user’s group membership.

For all the details and to join the beta see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff369719.aspx

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer