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  • Blog Post: Using Essentials 2007 to Monitor Network Devices

    Stumbled across this interesting post on Pete's Management BLOG the other day - gives a good overview of how straightforward it is to get SNMP monitoring of network devices up and running with System Center Essentials 2007. For those looking for a bit more in terms of network monitoring, it looks like...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 SP1 brings Hyper-V Support

    DPM SP1 has been released just in time for the Christmas break, and is available for download in both x86 and x64 versions: DPM 2007 sp1 x86                           ...
  • Blog Post: SP3 for SMS2003 now available!

    Service Pack 3 for SMS2003 is now available for download , featuring additional support for Windows Vista clients (software distribution, updates and inventory), support for x64 architectures and Asset Intelligence integration. (RH)
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager hits Beta 2

    SCVMM Beta 2 has been released, offering IT administrators a fully featured and easy to use suite of management tools. Enhancements in Beta 2 package include: P2V and V2V conversions, 64-bit server support, remote installation options and a vastly improved UI. Sign up to download and evaluate this...
  • Blog Post: System Center Partner Airlift for Aussie Partners

    Register here for heavily subsidised, level 300 training for Australian partners, covering System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Melbourne and Sydney only at this stage. As three of the four pillars of the...
  • Blog Post: SCE Hotfix Rollup

    Quick post to highlight the new Essentials 2007 hotfix rollup - posted last week. Combines a couple of existing patches including the old disjointed namespace chestnut. Download here , apply before installation and remember....always read the label. [RH]
  • Blog Post: System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 is here!

    Well, it's been a while in the baking, but SP1 for System Center Essentials 2007 has finally arrived, bringing with it a host of improvements to performance, GUI stability and memory consumption (decreased by up to 70%...yes that's right 70%!). Check out the SCE SP1 page for further details on the new...
  • Blog Post: Another Piece in the Virtualisation Jigsaw

    With System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) now RTM, we've moved a step closer to delivering a truly compelling virtualisation story to our customers and partners - something that will really come to life when Windows Server Virtualisation becomes a reality in 2008 (adding x64 and multi-proc guest...
  • Blog Post: System Center Service Manager hits Beta1

    System Center Service Manager (SCSM) is now available for download from Microsoft Connect . Integrating tightly with existing Microsoft offerings from the System Center family as well as Windows, Office and Visual Studio, SCSM will deliver a full range of "Service Desk" capabilities, backed up by a Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Another Aussie case study for System Center Essentials 2007

    Check out this case study and find out how Perth-based Microsoft Gold Partner DSC-IT helped Westralia Airports to improve the efficiency and productivity of their IT environment through the implementation of System Center Essentials 2007 - great work from the guys in WA! [RH]
  • Blog Post: Virtual Machine Manager 'R2'?

    Looks like the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) team have built up a fair head of steam. With SCVMM2007 now RTM (see previous post for details), there are already whispers of an R2 version being under development - most likely for release in the second half of 2008. Early suggestions are...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Longhorn & Virtualisation - Video

    This 5 minute video provides a sneak preview of Windows Server Virtualisation - a hypervisor-based virtualisation platform being developed as an integrated part of Windows Server Longhorn and due for release within 180 days of Longhorn RTM. The video shows you how Windows Server Virtualisation and...