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Configuration ManagerThe team that supports Configuration Manager.
OrchestratorA blog by the teams who make and support Orchestrator.
Operations ManagerThe folks who make and support Operations Manager.
Data Protection ManagerBlog done by the Data Protection Manager product and support teams.
Service ManagerCommunications from the System Center Service Manager team.
Virtual Machine ManagerThe team that makes and supports Virtual Machine Manager.
System Center HomeThe home page for System Center on the Web.
System Center on TechNetTechNet's agglomerated resources on System Center.
myITforum.comRod Trent's Web site primarily focused on systems and configuration management.
SystemCenterCentral.comThird-party site that pulls together stuff across the SC suite.
Deployment ForumCommunity site about Windows deployment matters.
The Blogcast RepositoryWhere you'll find technical videos, blogs, forums and more on Config Manager as well as other System Center products.
FAQShop.comHints, tips, answers, FAQs on Microsoft's systems management products.
Virtualization FeedMaster aggregator of blog posts and twitters on virtualization.
Virtualization HomeFor all pertaining to the Microsoft Virtualization story.
It’s a cliché to claim that software product development is driven by customer requirements, but I’ve seen a lot of effort from the System Center team to engage with customers since I joined in August. I’ve actually just returned from a trip to take part in some focus groups to help us understand IT Professional’s perceptions of the System Center products – it was very cold in Chicago but I read a great article on bacon while I was there. I love the mid-west.
Other places where customer requirements are both met and bubble up to be product capabilities include the what the Microsoft Services and Solution Accelerator teams deliver. The Solution Acelerators are all about giving IT professionals the resources to quickly and easily get their IT investments operating and giving value to the business. It’s a great example of how the experience of working with customers impacts the features you see in System Center products is the Desired Configuration Management (DCM) capabilities in Configuration Manager 2007. This started life as a Solution Accelerator - built to assist our Microsoft Consulting Services colleagues and customers to solve a specific problem - then became a key feature of Configuration Manager 2007.
Speaking of Microsoft Services, they’ve just released a slew of new offerings to help you get the value of IT System Management. Configuration Management Optimization, Server Consolidation using Virtualization and Service Management Optimization are all offerings that prove Microsoft is more than just a technology vendor and actually understands many of tactical and strategic issues faced by IT departments. Expect to see more content and combined efforts from the System Center and Microsoft Services group in the future as we continue to support our customers efforts to optimize their infrastructure.
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