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  • Blog Post: System Center Customer-Product Team meet up at Ignite 2015

    We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of System Center . This is an opportunity for you to meet the System Center leadership team and influence the direction of the product. We will have dedicated tables to discuss various topics with members of the product team and you...
  • Blog Post: Have a say on the future of System Center

    The System Center leadership team is looking to hear from you on the challenges you face with your Management tools and where you would like to see us invest going forward. We put together a short survey to gather your feedback and an option to join a discussion panel around this topic. We are...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 unleashed!

    Today we are pleased to announce the release and availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 ! Organizations of all sizes use System Center Configuration Manager for better insight and control of their servers, PCs and devices across physical, virtual and distributed environments. Now...
  • Blog Post: Why Social Media Are Important to the Business

    Nifty YouTube video circulating around that does a fine job of presenting data on social media—how it’s changing the culture of communications and so necessarily the way companies need to shift the way they market their products and services. It also explains in global terms why I’m...
  • Blog Post: Deploying SCE 2010: An Amateur’s Perspective

    As I mentioned in an earlier post on this blog , David Elliott has been busy doing a production deployment of System Center Essentials 2010 for his small business. Now, SCE 2010 is really intended as a midsize business IT management solution (up to 500 PCs and 50 servers), but small businesses, as he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft System Center and Virtualization Community Contribution Contest

    Official Rules No Purchase Necessary. PLEASE NOTE: If you are entering as an authorized representative of a business or company, it is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions. If you are entering...
  • Blog Post: Blog Posts by System Center Influencers

    Get the feed. Below are the most recent posts from several of the members of the System Center Influencers Program . Note that Microsoft does not review the content or endorse it in any way; we present this content in a feed form for your information and convenience. (In the event that the...
  • Blog Post: Announcing a New Program for System Center Influencers

    Officially launching at MMS 2009 in Las Vegas is a new community program that will give influencers—user group leads, MVPs, popular bloggers, and others recognized as influential in the community around System Center—the technical training content, people connections, and general guidance...
  • 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: Blog, Influence, and Win: A Contest for Influencers

    I believe in showing our community the man behind the curtain. Everything I’ve ever learned about online communities, in particular for technical audiences, comes back to one main point: be authentic, be transparent, be real. Otherwise, you’re just a punter, and the community can smell...
  • Blog Post: Recap of Edge Videos Produced for MMS 2009

    Just wanted to give you all a summary of the various videos we put together in the run-up to and during MMS. All together, we produced and published with the amazing help of Adam Carter and Joey Snow from the Edge team, 11 videos (with 2-3 more in the hopper): How System Center Helps Reduce IT...
  • Blog Post: Influencers Live Meeting – Jan 12, 2010, 10:00 am PST: Moving from VMware to Microsoft

    On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:00 AM-11:00 AM., we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers entitled, “So you Want To Move from a VMware Infrastructure to Microsoft,” presented by Kenon Owens, Microsoft Virtualization product manager. See the Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: December Community Contributors Recognized: Marcelo Sincic and Jordano Mazzoni

    As you may know, we’re currently running a blogging contest on topics related to System Center and Virtualization. So far we’ve done a few rounds of it and have received diverse submissions from the System Center influencers community . Matt White was our November winner, for a post on Direct...
  • Blog Post: Must Be True If Scoble Opines It

    A little note off the beaten track of this blog, but not too far astray... Seattle and the Puget Sound get socked in by some weather, a little snow and ice and we all run for our tea, pillows, and blankies, sending out earnest WAH ("working at home") messages. Sure it's chump change...
  • Blog Post: Improved Discovery of System Center Community Resources

    Just want to let you know about some changes we're beginning to make in our TechNet site to help you find relevant community resources for System Center-related topics, both on Microsoft sites and off... Contextualizing Social Bookmarks Chris over at TechNet had approached me a little while...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Encounter Experts in the MMS 2010 Community Lounge

    One of the things we’re introducing this year to deepen community engagement at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas (April 19-23, 2010) is something we’re calling “Experts Encounters.” Concept On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Community...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live Meeting on 6.3.10: Overview of System Center Management Packs with Demo

    On Thursday, June 3, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Pacific, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for the community, titled “Overview of System Center Management Packs with Demo,” presented jointly by Vlad Joanovic , Sr. Program Manager, and Dan Rogers , Principal Program Manager Lead,...
  • Blog Post: Featured Influencers for September

    We are pleased to recognize Bob Cornelissen, Theo Carpenter, Ben Lee, Tim McFadden, and Klaus Seidel in our community as they were notably involved in September. Not only are these influencers members of our System Center Influencers Program but have also been active by participating in our first Live...
  • Blog Post: Community Matters at MMS: Day 1

    Think I’ve convinced Garth Jones to post an article/blog post on user groups, special interest groups (SIGs), and study groups, which could be very helpful to those looking for info on how to engage/start such communities… when he does post it, I’ll be sure to link to it and tie the...
  • Blog Post: Common Sense Approaches to Social Media Marketing

    Just saw this article this morning—came over the Microsoft news service. Definitely interested to see that Microsoft rated well as a social media marketing company according to Charlene Li. My own experience suggests we have a long way to go from changing our megaphonic, push marketing to something...
  • Blog Post: Future is Now: New Social Media Tools on TechNet

    Stuff to help you connect online with people and resources... I was a part of the team that was building these services a while back, and now I'm happy to report they've really started to bring it together. Here's some text from the official (internal: shhhhhh!) announcement: Today...
  • Blog Post: System Center Management Pack Extension Contest

    OFFICIAL RULES UPDATED: May 14, 2010 to reflect new deadline for entries, June 30, 2010. PLEASE NOTE: It is solely your responsibility to review and understand your employer's policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions. If you are participating in violation of your...