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  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 goes CROSS Platform!

    If you haven't heard about it already, you surely soon will!  At this morning's keynote at MMS 2008 in Las Vegas, Bob Muglia (assisted by Barry Shilmover) announced the introduction of the Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions Beta (Ops Mgr Cross Plat).  What does mean?  Well...
  • Blog Post: Thinking about attending an event in 2010?

    Good morning (again) there seems to be a lot to share from the feeds and inbox this AM. In case any of you are ‘feet-up’ by the fire and thinking about the next 12 months of events, I wanted to pop a short list of events we in the System Center team are trying to attend . No promises , but we have these...
  • Blog Post: IT Forum and After: Upward and Onward

    I was in Barcelona at ITForum a few weeks ago and it was a huge event for System Center. We’ve now officially launched SC VMM, SC DPM and SCCM. Along with those launches there have been a bunch of announcements from our partners. We’ve also corralled a number of them into the System Center Partner Pavilion...
  • Blog Post: Who’s Got the Best Approach to Virtualization?

    As tempting as it may be to respond in the comments to this blog post, I urge you to check out the debate on the NetworkWorld site between Microsoft and VMware and cast your vote there. The editorial summary reads: VMware is the kingpin of virtualization, but the game is changing fast and Microsoft is...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2010 Kicks Off in Las Vegas

    Hello from Las Vegas, where we just kicked off the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2010. This year’s theme is Manage the Future: Desktop to Cloud. This theme really reflects where IT systems management is headed right now. During customers conversations the past 6 months, and conversations at MMS so...
  • 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 VMM (VNext) and management of VMware

    Howdy - I'm Larry Grothaus, a product manager on the System Center team. To start out let me point out that there are two "Larry's" on the System Center business, with Larry Orecklin being the other. Larry "O" is the general manager over System Center product management and virtualization marketing and...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2010 Day 1: Voices from the Community

    We’ve been seeing quite a bit of chatter on the “internets” about the goings-on at TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin, and it’s great to see the diverse impressions of attendees as the event happens. Net Noteworthies The announcements and news about a range of things—including Hyper-V Cloud , the VMM SSP 2...
  • Blog Post: Leaving Las Vegas

    Just got back from Vegas and find myself somehow in front of my computer monitor again in my office here in Redmond. Thought I'd just share some of my perspective on my five days in Las Vegas at MMS 2008 , our singular yearly event with the broad community of IT pros invested in the infrastructure management...
  • 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: System Center at TechEd Barcelona (VIDEO)

    As we move through fall in Redmond and head to Barcelona to meet with our EMEA customers for TechEd ITForum, there are a number of things hot off the press for System Center. We took a few minutes with Brad Anderson to talk about recent developments and releases in System Center for both the data center...
  • 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: MMS 2008 Day 1: Big Day for The Data Center

    We’re just half a day into MMS 2008 and it’s already been a big day for our customers and the System Center team. This is the largest MMS in history and the huge crowds have so far been thoroughly rewarded for making the trip to Las Vegas and haven’t even had to bet cash to get it. (That is only gambling...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2010 Days 2-4: Blogs, Tweets, and Videos

    The first day’s keynote out of the way, online chatter about TechEd Europe 2010 turned to session reporting, the announced naming of Configuration Manager 2012 (formerly “v.Next”), and continued absorption of Microsoft’s initiatives in cloud computing, Hyper-V Cloud in particular. To give you a kind...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2009 All A-Twitter

    Or, more aptly, SOME a-twitter… Twitter was going to be used at MMS regardless of anything we might do, but we wanted to provide a simple and easily understood structure for the real-time 1-to-many, short-form conversation that Twitter can foster. Accordingly, we used the mms09 account for broadcast...
  • Blog Post: Live from Barcelona!

    System Center-related Events, Videos, Interviews & More from the Expo Hall in Barcelona Find here collected System Center-related info, news, and more from IT Forum in Barcelona, Spain (November 12-16, 2007). See also the Virtual Tech-Ed site and the TechEd Europe IT Forum News & Happenings...
  • Blog Post: System Center TechED EMEA NEWS (Rolling Updates)

    Bunch o' news coming out of Barcelona today and this week relating to System Center, and I want to use this post to keep track of the more notable items, including announcements, links to blog posts, and posted vids. At the Service Manager and System Center Essentials pod in Barcelona More Photos...
  • 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: What’s in store for MMS ……

    I thought I would re-post this video, in case some of you missed the original release. We had a chance to catch up with Brad and talk about what is in store for MMS this year. It is going to be a stellar event……… Some resources for you: MMS 2010 Website link MMS also has a twitter hashtag, simply follow...
  • Blog Post: Live from 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 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 28-May 2, 2008). See also the MMS 2008 site and the MMS 2008 Virtual Press Room . ...
  • Blog Post: Partner Confab and MMS Q&A with Brad Anderson (Videos)

    Coupla new videos coming in the immediate wake of MMS 2009, each starring our very own Brad Anderson. This a video with a business partner from HP, Scott Farrand, to talk about HP’s Insight Control for System Center: And this a video of Brad at the MMS 2009 Community Lounge, holding forth on the business...
  • Blog Post: Opalis Software Availability and Roadmap News

    Hello All! We have seen tremendous excitement about the Opalis acquisition from customers and partners alike. This acquisition brings together the deep automation and orchestration expertise of Opalis with the integrated, physical and virtual datacenter management capabilities of System Center. Today...
  • 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: Upcoming Virtualization Launch

    Hey, in case you haven't seen this, wanted to flag for you info on the upcoming Virtualization launch . The official blurbage: Virtualization is one of the largest growth opportunities for Microsoft in the next five years. Nearly all of our customers are currently using or evaluating server virtualization...