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  • 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: MMS Day 2: Demos, Swag, and More

    Today started, like yesterday, with a keynote of note: this one with Brad and a stellar cast demoing new features and products for the desktop. Among others, the collected audience saw Jeff Wettlaufer demo a deployment of Windows 7 out to 20-some XP machines, all in something like 15 minutes using Config...
  • 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: Enable Users, Not Just Devices

    I’m Larry Orecklin, general manager of the System Center group. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here , but as I did last year at Microsoft Management Summit ( video here ) I wanted to take a moment to add some perspective on Day 2 at MMS. Before I get to Day 2, let me provide some context on...
  • 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: 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: 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: Virtualization on the Desktop (VIDEO)

    Brad Anderson and Jeff Wettlaufer are together again, this time for a chat on desktop virtualization scenarios and technologies. Using Brad's whiteboard for illustration, they cover application virtualization, desktop (or hardware) virtualization, presentation virtualization, and finally, virtual desktop...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Attend the Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010

    Looking at virtualization but unsure about your options? Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Interested in VDI and Server Virtualization? Want to save on costs but wondering about ROI? How to improve IT flexibility? Have more questions than answers? Join us at the Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010...