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  • Blog Post: New Tool to Assist with Planning and Sizing Operations Manager 2007 R2 Deployments

    Released last week, the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Sizing Helper is an interactive document that helps you plan and size deployments of Operations Manager 2007 R2. Recommendations from this Microsoft Excel-based tool will include the recommended hardware specification for each server role, topology diagram...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Enterprise Deployments Made Easy with Solutions from Microsoft and 1E

    In this video I shot recently, Brad Anderson, CVP of Microsoft's Management and Security Division, speaks with Sumir Karayi, founder and CEO of 1E, about 1Es solutions and products that work with System Center Configuration Manager in deploying Windows 7 in large organizations. Brad and Sumir discuss...
  • 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: 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: 64-Bit Momentum Surges with Windows 7

    Hey everyone, I wanted to make you aware of a recent post by Brandon LeBlanc on the trend of x64 architecture and Windows 7.  To pull a quote from his blog : “Are you running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7? There is a high likelihood you are. As of June 2010, we see that 46% of all PCs worldwide...
  • 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: OS Deployment enhancements in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Hi everyone, we have a new demonstration video to show you on the new OS deployment options included in the upcoming ConfigMgr R3. Here is a short video of the new capability in action. Jeff Wettlaufer Sr. Technical Product Manager System Center
  • 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: 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: Talking about the Optimized Desktop with Orinoko

    Hey everyone, we were  in London for an EMEA ‘Best of MMS’ event in a week ago. and while there, had a chance to catch up with some great partners to talk about Windows 7 deployment, Optimized Desktop and customer experiences. In this video, Jeff speaks with John and Carl from Orinoko about what...
  • 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: 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 love...