This morning Intel is announcing comprehensive support for System Center. This support encompasses SMS 2003 R2, Operations Manager, and System Center Essentials. We will be announcing at MMS further support in SCCM 2007. This is extremely exciting news, it is everything from an add-on to SMS to Management Packs to delivery of System Center Essentials with every server motherboard. All of this and the delivery of their WS-Man enabled management chipset. This is the culmination of a huge amount of time and effort by a number of people across the Management and Solutions Division as well as a variety of other groups including OEM Bus Dev, OEM Policy and LCA.
I have been kind of surprised by the lack of announcements this year before MMS, it seems like there