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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: System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Now Available!

    Congratulations…it’s a Girl! No! It’s a Boy! No…it’s a brand new healthy and happy Service Pack from the proud System Center Essentials 2007 family. System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 has been delivered, or Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM), and is now available for download here . This happy new arrival...
  • Blog Post: Midsize Customers Benefit From New System Center Solution

    It’s fun and gratifying to have customers come back to you with positive feedback and evidence that you’ve delivered a solution which adds value to their business. Coming right on the heels of the System Center Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010 launch, we’ve been out talking to early-adopter...
  • 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: Operations Manager 2007 & Essentials 2007 Deliver Support for Windows Server 2008

    The System Center Operations Manager team is excited to announce support of Windows Server 2008 by Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and Essentials 2007 SP1.  This enables both Operations Manager 2007 and Essentials 2007 to successfully monitor, as well as be installed upon, the Windows Server 2008 platform...
  • Blog Post: System Center Essentials 2010 – beta now available

    We are pleased to announce the beta release of the next generation of System Center Essentials! SCE 2010 is designed specifically for mid-sized organizations and delivers a unified physical and virtual IT management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a...
  • Blog Post: Essentially Speaking

    My colleague and office mate, David Mills, and I sat down the other week and shot a short video of him explaining and showing System Center Essentials , our mid-market IT management solution. One thing about working at a place like this is there's no shortage of things to talk about, and no shortage...
  • Blog Post: The Medium IS the Message?

    Over the past week, I spent some time thinking about what an impact either really effective or ineffective communication can have on businesses or society as a whole (yes, I tend to get philosophical sometimes). I also thought about how my birthday is this week and wondered whether I’d effectively communicated...
  • Blog Post: Hockey Helmets, PCs and Laptops

    If you’re an IT administrator working in a smaller IT department, I’m sure you feel like banging your head sometimes as you find yourself reacting to end-user issues throughout your busy day. Somebody needs that new application installed, someone else is running out of disk space and yet another person...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft “gets” Small Business

    This week, a new report from Compass Intelligence ranked Microsoft as #1 among the top technology vendors that are effectively serving small businesses. Stephanie Mehta at CNN Money.com published an article this week that listed the top ten vendors, with Microsoft going from #6 last year to #1. Ms. Mehta...
  • Blog Post: System Center Essentials 2010 Release Candidate Available!

    For those of you waiting on the edge of your seat for Microsoft's integrated virtual and physical IT management solution for midsize businesses, the Release Candidate is here! Microsoft® System Center Essentials 2010 provides a unified IT management solution that enables you to simply and efficiently...
  • Blog Post: System Center Partner Announcements in Barcelona

    Just wanted to highlight a few partner announcements I’ve heard and seen at the show today in Barcelona. App-V (formerly SoftGrid) has great momentum and announced several new great partners who have developed business value add-ons for this new release. I talked to Scott Farrand, VP of ESS Software...