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  • Blog Post: P2V Migration for Software Assurance Beta 2 now available, including ConfigMgr integration!

    Hey everyone, a few weeks ago we released a beta of the new P2V tool for OS Deployment.  We are really pleased to update that information with a beta refresh, Beta 2.   The P2V Migration for Software Assurance can now be implemented using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1

    The next version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit—version 2012— is now available for beta download. To participate, register for MDT 2012 Beta 1 at Microsoft Connect. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave of System Center releases with support for System Center Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta Announced

    I’m pleased to let you know that you don’t have to travel all the way to Barcelona to hear the news that a beta of Operations Manager 2007 R2 is shortly going to be available. As announced today in our press release and on stage in Barcelona at Teched EMEA 2008 , the beta will be available by the end...
  • Blog Post: System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta released!

    Today, we’re happy to announce the beta release of Data Protection Manager 2012, with the latest and greatest System Center data protection capabilities. In its fourth generation, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 builds on a legacy of providing unified data protection for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 5.5

    The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5 Beta. Join the MAP 5.5 Beta.   Members, bookmark this link to get the latest project details. Simplify planning for upgrade or migration to the latest Microsoft products and technologies...
  • Blog Post: Scale and Performance improvements in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Hi everyone, recently we recorded a look into the new scale and performance improvements we will ship in ConfigMgr 2007 R3. There are 3 main areas of enhancement being made to the core capabilities of ConfigMgr. These are as follows: Delta Active directory Discovery – AD discovery has 2 main tasks. Discovering...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 beta now available

    Exciting news for System Center, Windows Server Hyper-V, and VMWare customers. The beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available on the Microsoft Connect site for download . If you don't already have access to VMM on the Connect site you can get to it here by simply filling out...
  • Blog Post: MED-V v2 Beta now Available

    Hello everyone, recently the Beta 2 of MED-V was released, and we wanted to make sure everyone on this blog was aware of it.  Originally announced on the MDOP blog, and the Windows for your Business Blogs, MED-V is an incredibly cool Desktop Virtualization technology that builds on System Center...
  • Blog Post: System Center Essentials 2010 – beta now available

    We are pleased to announce the beta release of the next generation of System Center Essentials! SCE 2010 is designed specifically for mid-sized organizations and delivers a unified physical and virtual IT management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 CEP to start May 26th

    Have you had an opportunity to look at the new System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta , yet? Are you confused as to all of the new features and capabilities and how do I learn about all of this good, new stuff? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place where I can get a guided evaluation of this product...
  • Blog Post: Have you got some questions about the Beta Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?

    Happy Friday everyone, we wanted to make you aware of a new FAQ that has been released for the Service Pack Beta.  It’s actually got a great list of questions on it, so you may want to give it a quick look.  It’s too many to post here, so we have just placed the links for you. Windows 7 and...
  • Blog Post: Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector Update

    To help our customers accelerate their testing and deployment of Windows 7, we are really pleased to announce an update to the ACT Connector for Configuration Manager. The Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector (ACT Connector) assists administrators with collecting the necessary computer and application...
  • Blog Post: System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta is LIVE!

    Like most companies today, you rely on your IT infrastructure to keep your business running. You need to find out about and fix IT problems before they lead to any downtime or loss of productivity and revenue. This becomes even more challenging when you depend on a combination of physical, virtual, and...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Dashboard Beta released

    We are pleased to announce the Beta release of our Dashboard Solution Accelerator. The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers utilize a browser based graphically rich reporting experience that showcases the robust reporting capabilities of the world’s leading system management...
  • Blog Post: SC Data Protection Manager 2010 beta – now available

    We are pleased to announce the beta release of the next generation of System Center Data Protection Manager ! There are lots of reasons to be excited about DPM 2010. Here are a few: Virtualization folks get item-level restore from within VM backups, as well as support for LiveMigration (CSV...
  • Blog Post: Now available for download - Infrastructure Planning & Design (IPD) guide for DPM 2007 SP1

    We are just a few days away from releasing Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007, and part of the release is updating our existing content and adding new materials. The DPM Team has been working with the Microsoft Solution Accelerators group to develop this IPD, which goes into beta this week - so please tell...
  • Blog Post: What Program is right for my organization?

    Hey everyone, we have had some questions about what program means what, and what is the best way to evaluate, or provide feedback on System Center Configuration Manager v.Next technology. The list below attempts to position the different programs available and what they involve. The CEP is effectively...
  • Blog Post: Service Manager Blog Now Online

    Actually, been online for at least a month or two, as far as I can tell. But want to give you the link and make sure you're aware of what's going on. Why? Because Service Manager is on the way soon ( available currently in beta ) and keeping you informed about this and other System Center developments...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr v.Next Beta 1 ICP1 now live

    Hi everyone, what better to do over a long weekend than install the ConfigMgr v.Next Beta 1?  I would highly recommend standing up a new environment to test out what we are all talking about.  I couldn’t think of anything better to do! Actually there was a real reason for this blog.  In...
  • Blog Post: IT GRC Process Management Pack and Compliance Management Series for Microsoft System Center Service Manager – Beta 2 Release Available

    Hey everyone, we wanted you to be aware of the new Beta 2 of the IT GRC Process MP, now available here .  The IT GRC Process Management Pack for System Center Service Manager provides end-to-end compliance management and automation for desktop and datacenter computers. Deeply integrated with Service...
  • Blog Post: Available for Download - Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 in German and Chinese Simplified

    The Configuration Manager team is pleased to announce the release of the German and Chinese Simplified Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 builds. For German users, the International Client Pack (ICP) with the German (DE-DE) client is also available. German Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 Download Page...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta Now available

    Hey guys, you can now get an early look at the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 beta through the CARE program. This is a combined Service Pack for both the Client and Server OS platforms.  Inside the SP, there are some changes specific to Windows 7, some for Server and then some common updates...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager Dashboard: What does it really look like?

    Hi everyone, we have had a number of requests to share some experiences with the new Dashboard beta we have released . We have had several requests for some screen shots of an environment with some data. Here are some sample screen shots from a demo VM set we are running, but hopefully they will give...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta Now Available!

    The System Center Operations Manager team is excited to announce the availability of the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta , which is ready for you to download through Microsoft Connect today! As announced and demonstrated by Brad Anderson at TechEd EMEA 2008 earlier this month, Operations Manager 2007...
  • Blog Post: Looking for the Configuration Manager v.Next Beta 1? Look no further…….

    Good morning from RAINY Seattle.  We wanted to continue to provide you as many updates as possible about the Open Beta 1 we are currently running.  We want you to try it out in your test or lab environment, and let us know what you think.  We have created an easy link for joining the v...