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  • Blog Post: System Center Catalog now on Pinpoint

    You may or may not have noticed it yet, but the System Center Catalog has been transitioned over to Microsoft Pinpoint , which should be your first stop to find out about all the different management packs, connectors, extensions and applications available from Microsoft and its partners for System Center...
  • Blog Post: The Right Tools for the Job = SCE 2010 + DPM 2010

    Underscoring its commitment to providing midsize businesses with cost effective solutions for managing both physical and virtual IT environments, Microsoft today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Essentials 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. System...
  • Blog Post: Check out the Data Protection appliances - by Dell - powered by System Center Data Protection Manager

    Dell recently introduced three models of its PowerVault line as DP100, DP500 and DP600 -- Data Protection appliances . Built on the same PowerEdge / PowerVault hardware that you are used to Running the Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Operating System, which is essentially an optimized/enhanced...
  • 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: Why don’t you back up? (well)

    Barbara Imbert at Seagate recently blogged about Symantec’s 2010 SMB information security survey .  As a summary of the findings: 74% are Somewhat/Extremely concerned about information protection 42% lost confidential/proprietary information in the past 12 months 100% saw losses – lost revenue &...
  • Blog Post: TechNet CHAT live today - DPM Engineering talks about the updates to DPM 2007

    DPM Engineering talks about the updates to DPM 2007 As part of equipping you around the new features provided in the Q2 rollup update for DPM 2007, the product team will be hosting a live chat session where you can ask your questions related to DPM 2007, the rollup update, the upcoming SP1, or even provide...
  • Blog Post: Webcast today – how to manage DPM in large enterprises

    Later today, we’ll be delivering a TechNet webcast on managing System Center Data Protection Manager in large enterprises. Essentially, there are three things we want to cover: Using PowerShell to automate tasks across DPM servers Using the DPM management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 Release Candidate webcast preview

    Hopefully you have been enjoying the DPM 2010 beta since September, but we are almost finished with the Release Candidate and our last milestones towards delivery. Please join us this Thursday, January 14 at 9:00 AM Pacific US Time to see what is coming in the Release Candidate We will demonstrate the...
  • Blog Post: System Center and the Datacenter

    Hello. My name is Paul Ross and I’m a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the System Center team. I recently joined Microsoft from Business Objects and one of the key things I’ve been working on in the past few months is the launch of the new System Center products. It’s clearly been a busy week for...
  • Blog Post: System Center at TechEd Africa 2009

    This month, three SC folks headed down to Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa to support Microsoft TechEd 2009 Africa . TE Africa had a great turnout on their own, and it was really exciting to visit with our African customers around DPM , SCCM , SCOM and Service Manager . In all, our...
  • Blog Post: System Center and the RSA Conference

    Hi everyone, my name is Jeff Wettlaufer and I am the Sr. Technical product Manager for System Center Configuration Manager. This week at RSA System Center will be present like never before. With the recent releases of System Center Configuration Manager , Operations Manager , Data Protection Manager...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the official System Center blog from Brad Anderson

    Hi and welcome to the first post on the official System Center blog and please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Brad Anderson and I’m the General Manager for the Management and Solutions Division at Microsoft. In this position I oversee the teams responsible for the development and engineering...
  • Blog Post: New case study for system center data protection manager -- AutoNation

      A new DPM 2007 case study recently published on a great success story from AutoNation . With 25,000 employees and $19 Billion US in revenue, AutoNation had a lot of data.  One quote from Ed Olson, Lead Windows Infrastructure Engineer, AutoNation: " We were trying to shoehorn 12 to 15...
  • Blog Post: New Data protection manager Case Study -- Sporton

    http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000002020 “When Sporton discovered how completely Data Protection Manager met their criteria, and that it was significantly more cost efficient than other products they had been evaluating, including offerings from CommVault and Symantec...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Influencers Live Meeting (2.2.10 at 10:00 am PST): SharePoint and System Center

    On Tuesday, February 2, 2010 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. PST, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers entitled, “Microsoft SharePoint and System Center,” presented by Jason Buffington , Microsoft technical product manager. Please note: This Live Meeting presentation is exclusive...
  • Blog Post: Remote Site IT Management (or “Who unplugged the server this time?”)

    “In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There is a lot to be said for simplicity, especially when it comes to IT management. Fewer, more centralized systems mean less complexity. Less complexity means less cost and effort...
  • Blog Post: Webcast on Thursday – Cheaper, Better Backups with DPM 2007

    On Thursday morning, 8AM Pacific, please join us for a discussion on reducing costs and improving your backup and recoverability with System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412440 Event Overview In today’s economy, more than...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcasts: Geek Out with System Center Experts

    Don't miss out on upcoming opportunites to participate in live TechNet webcasts as our experts delve into critical topics on how to maximize deployment of System Center. Live participation features interactive technical presentations and the ability to participate in real-time question-and-answer sessions...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2009: Live in Las Vegas

    Events, Videos, Interviews & More from the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 in Las Vegas Find here collected System Center-related info, news, and more from MMS 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 27-May 1, 2009). See also the MMS 2009 site . Can't make it this year? Watch keynotes and videos...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring Exchange Server 2010 with System Center

    Microsoft System Center helps you get the most from your mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability features built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In this webcast on March 3, 2010 , we look at how System Center can improve the health and availability...
  • Blog Post: DPM v3 “First Look” – TechNet Webcast on May 5

    On Tuesday, May 5th at 11 AM Pacific – we will be giving folks your “First Look” at DPM v3. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412466 This webcast will cover the big features and directions for the next generation of DPM, so you won’t want to miss it.
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio -- Total Wine success story with System Center

    Earlier this week, I sat down with our friends at Total Wine to talk about how they are using System Center. It's one of the first times that I've gotten to talk about technology and 'wine' instead of 'whine" - so check out the TechNet Radio interview where we covered: SC Data Protection Manager...
  • Blog Post: How to Protect SQL Server with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 -- new TechNet Webcast

    We're starting in about an hour -- 9:30 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 26th What better way to start the weekend than being sure that your data protection solution ' has got your back ' (pun intended) for your database server farm? So, grab some coffee, find a comfortable chair and join...
  • Blog Post: LiveMeeting Recap: System Center Support for Exchange 2010

    Earlier this week we held the fourth of our Live Meeting sessions with member of the System Center Influencers Program , this one on System Center support for Exchange 2010 , presented jointly by Leslie Kitz, Jason Buffington, and Jon Lecroy. For a write-up from one of our very own influencers, Marnix...
  • Blog Post: Announcing new DPM 2007 SP1 training course 50213A

    Now available through Microsoft training partners -- classroom-based training on System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 with SP1. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/syllabi/50213A.aspx About this Course This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills...