22nd October was a pretty significant day for Microsoft. As most of you will be aware, it was the day Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were launched, and both are monumental releases for a number of different reasons. Windows 7 is a fantastic opportunity for Microsoft to drive the love back into the client OS after Vista, and in Server 2008 R2, there are enough Enterprise-class features and capabilities, for this to be classed as a major release, not the minor release suggested by the R2 naming…
Anyway, for you management fans, another product had a significant release on the 22nd; System Center Configuration Manager 2007, hit SP2. Why’s that significant? Well, how about this:
You can grab SP2 here.
Combine SCCM, with the free Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, and you’ve got a very powerful platform for deployment within your infrastructure.