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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Deployment review

    Hey everyone, as we continue our cadence on the topic on Windows 7 deployment, our team here in Redmond had a chance to meet with Randy George at Information Week to talk about the System Center capabilities. We spent a few hours with Randy walking through a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration, fully automated...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard: now available

    The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers keep track of application and operating system deployments, security updates, the health status of computers, and IT compliance with key regulations—with an easy to use, customizable dashboard. The dashboard has a collection...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Beta released

    With the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day upon us, today, we are very pleased to announce the release of ConfigMgr 2007 R3 Beta. Power management is at the core of the ConfigMgr 2007 R3 release, and addresses the need that many organizations have to monitor and reduce both power consumption and CO2 emissions...
  • 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: New Whitepaper: Choosing the App-V delivery model

    Hi everyone, we wanted to get you a quick link to a new whitepaper written by our friend and MVP Ment van der Plas . During our recent trip to Amsterdam the team had a chance to sit down with Ment and talk about Virtualization , and in particular his experience in the area of Application Virt . Ment...
  • Blog Post: Client Deployment with System Center Part 1: Application Management

    Hi everyone, we start our first in the series on ‘Client Deployment with System Center’, and logically we begin with one of the biggest challenges every customer in the world faces. Applications. Organizations are becoming more and more engaged in what is running on client systems , using new tools,...
  • Blog Post: Client Deployment with System Center Part 2: Utilizing Client Management Software

    Recently we posted an article that referenced the top focus areas for Client Deployment, and started a 5 part series on the elements involved. We posted Part 1 a week ago focused on Application Management, and its now time for Part 2. In our first part of the series we spoke about the need, and the tools...
  • Blog Post: Thinking about Windows 7 Migrations? Here are some inside tips from early customer experiences…

    Hey everyone from GMT +1. The System Center team is sitting at a very early breakfast in Amsterdam this morning, looking outside at the 6” of new snow that fell overnight. We are here this week to talk about Windows deployment, with some of our biggest customers in Europe, let alone the world. We have...
  • 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: The Next wave of Client Management begins now……

    Today we are announcing the opening of the Technology Adoption Program nominations for the next release of System Center Configuration Manager. The Technology Adoption Program is designed to provide a consistent experience for Microsoft customers to obtain real-world customer feedback on Microsoft pre...
  • 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: Bytes by TechNet – on DPM 2010 client backups

    “Listen or watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews today!”   Get insights or IT solutions from IT Professionals and the latest Microsoft news in a fun and practical format. Watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews featuring influential IT Professionals, from the community and Microsoft, around a variety of topics...
  • Blog Post: Client troubleshooting and WMI

    Hi guys, in this post we continue our theme with ‘what we heard you asking us at TechEd USA 2010’. We have seen a trend in many of you looking for information about troubleshooting WMI when you are trying to solve Client issues.  A friend of ours Brian Huneycutt has written a great article about...
  • 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: Inside Tips for Windows 7 Deployment Continued

    Last week we blogged about some early lessons learned from Windows 7 deployment. It seems like this is a pretty hot topic, as today more information has come out from Forrester in a CIO article written by Shane O’Neill . Over the past six months Forrester has spoken with 40 Windows 7 early adopters,...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager and Intel vPro integration

    Hi everyone, recently at the Intel Developer Forum , we sat down with our friends at Intel and recorded a demonstration of the integration between ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 and Intel vPro. The video is now live, and is available here on Edge. I hope you find it useful. For more information, please visit: System...
  • Blog Post: Client Deployment with System Center

    Hey everyone, we are commencing a 5 part series on this blog about Client Deployment, and based on some recent trends, publications and evaluations we have determined there are 5 topics we will focus on. These will post in the below order. The topics are as follows: Application Compatibility Utilizing...
  • Blog Post: The System Center team is heading to Europe

    Hey everyone, the System Center Team is heading to Amsterdam for the week of Feb 8th. We will be in town presenting to the EMEA Infrastructure, Deployment and Management Council at the Microsoft Netherlands Schiphol Office . While the event is not open to the broader public we are around and would love...