What a great day in Berlin.  This morning, Ryan O’Hara kicked off the Management Track for TechED EMEA.   As part of this Ryan announced the Compliance and Risk Process Management Pack for Service Manager.   The compliance and Risk Process Management Pack will be fully integrated with System Center Service Manager 2010 and will ship following the release of Service Manager in the first half of calendar year 2010.

The goal of this solution is to help customers reduce the cost and complexity of managing IT compliance and mitigating risk.  During Ryan’s session, I  demoed the capability of creating a compliance program and how through the compliance library, customers can simplify the complex translation of over 350 different standards and authority documents into a harmonized set of controls and create the corresponding activities for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.  And because the Compliance and Risk Process Management pack is integrated with the System Center Suite of products, customers can automate the implementation of control activities and optimize the on-going validation and test of their compliance program – making them always ready for their IT audit.  

An online demo of the Compliance and Risk Process Management Pack for Service Manager will be available on November 11 at on the System Center Service Manager page on Microsoft.com and the public beta will be available the week of November 23. It will require Service Manager Beta 2, currently available for review and download.

 

- Clare Henry, Director of Product Marketing