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  • 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: Great TechNet Edge Videos from MMS

    @   Adam (Bomb) of TechNet Edge made some GREAT Videos during MMS, Check them Out: The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) and TechNet Edge have a great relationship – their audience is a dedicated, specialized IT Pro audience, and Edge has been on site doing interviews with them for the past 4 years...
  • Blog Post: Community Evaluation Program Update

    Hey everyone, you may have recently heard about the upcoming CEP for Opalis, from Adam at this post .  We wanted to let you know that shortly we will be providing details of 2 additional CEPs for Forefront Endpoint protection and Configuration Manager v.Next.  The CEP program is designed as...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 TAP Nominations Now open

    Hi everyone, we are pleased to announce that the Beta 2 TAP nominations are now open.  The ConfigMgr team will be accepting new nominations for Beta 2 through this process only.  If your organization applied for the Beta 1 TAP program, but did not get accepted, it would be recommended to complete...
  • Blog Post: Talking with Brad about Client Management and ‘the Beta’

    Hi everyone, we hope you are having a great week.  Its been an amazing few days in Redmond, the Campus is lit up with excitement with the achievement of a major milestone.  ConfigMgr v.Next Beta 1 has been released, and the downloads within 24 hours have passed north of 500 already.  We...
  • Blog Post: Power Management, what do you get with Configuration Manager 2007 and R3?

    Hi guys, in this post we continue our theme with ‘what we heard you asking us at TechEd USA 2010’.  As we mentioned in a post earlier this week, we have been talking here in Redmond about the trends of questions posed to us at TechEd by you.  Some were mentioned a few times so we felt they...
  • Blog Post: What is cool about Configuration Manager v.Next: Easier to Keep your Clients Healthy. Guest MVP Blog from Panu Saukko

    As a Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) administrator, you might hear quite often a seemingly simple (but in reality very difficult) question: How many workstations our company exactly has? You know exactly how many ConfigMgr clients are on the ConfigMgr database, but how many of those are actually online...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualization Whitepaper: Saving Time, Improving Quality and Reducing TCO

    I recently read a new whitepaper, published by our Application Virtualization team, and wanted to be sure to encourage you to read it as well. The paper documents tangible ways in which organizations can reduce IT costs, complete IT tasks more quickly, and deliver higher-quality IT and business services...
  • Blog Post: Heading into MMS next week. Not going? We got you covered too…..

    Hello everyone, we managed to grab a few minutes with Brad this week to briefly talk about the Management Summit happening next week in Vegas. We talked about what will be happening there at the event, and for those of you that cannot get there, how you can stay up to date on all the traffic and news...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager v.Next CEP Starts this week, still time to join us…..

    Hi everyone, we have had incredible interest in our Community Evaluation Program for ConfigMgr v.Next, that starts this week.  The program application is still open, and we are still accepting entry.  Are you thinking about some free training, or do you want to learn more about what is available...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager vNext: User Centric Client Management

    It’s a truly an amazing time to be working with Configuration Manager. The road map for this product is unprecedented and Microsoft is making huge bets on it long term like never seen before. I have watched this product evolve over the past 10 years as an admin, consultant and now as a member of a phenomenal...
  • Blog Post: We could use your input!

    UPDATE as of March 21- 2011. This survey is now closed. Our System Center Configuration Manager User Experience research team is conducting a short online survey and your participation would be most appreciated. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey addresses topics such...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Configuration Manager v.Next official name

    Hey everyone, hello from Berlin.  This week, Configuration Manager v.Next has moved to its official product name, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 .  Here in Berlin at TechEd Europe 2010, this official name has been shared with our guests as a shared announcement across the ‘wave 12...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live Meeting for Influencers on 5.13.10: User Centric Computing and Configuration Manager v.Next

    Apologies for the short notice, but we’ve got a great Live Meeting coming up this week that you should tune into… On Thursday, May 13, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Pacific, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers entitled, “User Centric Computing and Configuration Manager...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager v.Next Virtual Labs announcement

    Hi everyone, we have been working hard to get all of our labs posted to the TechNet platform. Today we are pleased to let you know that they are live and available!  We have a collection of Beta 1 labs now available for you to access on demand to learn about the next release of System Center Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Role Based Administration in ConfigMgr v.Next

    Hey everyone, following from Bill’s post on User Centric, we have also posted a video online demonstrating RBA, or Role Based Administration in ConfigMgr v.Next.  What is RBA?  RBA a simplified administration of security permissions within the ConfigMgr environment.  This allows organizations...
  • Blog Post: User Centric App Deployment Part 1: Thinking User First

    Check out Bill Anderson's blog post, Principal Program Manager Lead for System Center Configuration Manager, where he discusses user centric app deployment and the challenges of "thinking user first." Read Bill's post on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog .
  • Blog Post: Key Concepts of User Centric Application Delivery in Configuration Manager 2012: Part 1

    Check out Bill Anderson's blog post, Principal Program Manager Lead for System Center Configuration Manager, where he kicks off a two part blog series that touches on the five key conceptual changes in ConfigMgr 2012 that will fundamentally change the way that you think about delivering applications...
  • Blog Post: User Centric, and System Center Configuration Manager vNext

    It’s that time of year again – MMS! I always get so energized hanging out with customers for a week to hear what we’re doing well, and what we’re NOT doing so well! Either way – the learning and the camaraderie is what keeps us all doing what we do – which is striving to build KILLER enterprise management...
  • Blog Post: Need some Screen Shots on Power Management? What about other General Product Screenshots?

    Good morning everyone, we are growing our screen shot libraries, and placing them in a few places for you to access.  Facebook is 1 place that so far has been requested by you, the audience to use.  So, a few places you can go to look.  As a first effort (more to come) we have dropped...
  • Blog Post: Bootable Media Improvements in ConfigMgr v.Next Blog update

    Hey everyone, I wanted you to know about another blog posting from the OS Deployment PM Team, this is part 2 in a series regarding OSD Bootable media……. I would highly recommend checking these guys out, they are placing some great material out there about the achievements in ConfigMgr v.Next.  Here...
  • Blog Post: Community Evaluation Program Updates

    The Community Evaluation Programs for Configuration Manager v.Next, Forefront Endpoint Protection and Opalis have launched and are we are excited to be guiding participants in their evaluation process.  Members have access to live meetings with product teams, lab and exercises to help in understanding...
  • Blog Post: The next Generation of Client Management.

    Today we are very excited to announce the release of Beta 1 for System Center Configuration Manager v.Next. System Center Configuration Manager v.Next is uniquely positioned to provide for powerful and flexible user-centric client management, allowing users to be able to seamlessly access their data...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Release Candidate is Here!

    Check out Adwait Joshi's blog post, Senior Technical Product Manager for System Center, where he announces the availability of the release candidates for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (formerly known as Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012). Read...
  • Blog Post: Looking for VHDs?

    Hey guys, we just wanted to get you a heads up that the TechNet landing page for the Configuration Manager VHD Test Drive program has updated, so the VMs should now be a little easier to find.  You can find the link here . Jeff Wettlaufer Sr Technical Product Manager System Center, Management and...