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  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live Meeting on 6.3.10: Overview of System Center Management Packs with Demo

    On Thursday, June 3, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Pacific, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for the community, titled “Overview of System Center Management Packs with Demo,” presented jointly by Vlad Joanovic , Sr. Program  Manager, and Dan Rogers , Principal Program Manager Lead, with special...
  • Blog Post: Featured Influencers for September

    We are pleased to recognize Bob Cornelissen, Theo Carpenter, Ben Lee, Tim McFadden, and Klaus Seidel in our community as they were notably involved in September. Not only are these influencers members of our System Center Influencers Program but have also been active by participating in our first Live...
  • Blog Post: Influencer Review of the 2.2.10 Live Meeting: SharePoint and System Center

    Hat tip to Bob Cornelissen for his write up of our most recent Live Meeting on SharePoint and System Center , given as part of the System Center Influencers Program (wait… what’s that ?). At the end of his write-up, Bob has this to say: It is no secret that I just love the System Center line of products...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live Meeting for Influencers on 5.13.10: User Centric Computing and Configuration Manager v.Next

    Apologies for the short notice, but we’ve got a great Live Meeting coming up this week that you should tune into… On Thursday, May 13, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Pacific, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers entitled, “User Centric Computing and Configuration Manager...
  • Blog Post: Management Pack Contest Winners Announced

    The race to create the most valuable, relevant MP extension has concluded with a number of interesting submissions and one overall winner. Congrats to the Grand Prize Winner, Raphael Burri , who will receive a $500 USD Visa gift card for creating the SQL Server DB Mirroring MP , which extends the SQL...
  • 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: Live Meeting for Influencers: System Center for Exchange 2010 on 12.2.09 at 10:00 am PST

    Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, December 2, 10:00AM PST, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers on “Managing the New Mail Infrastructure: What you need to know about System Center for Exchange 2010,” presented by Leslie Kitz, Microsoft Product Manager. Join information...
  • Blog Post: January Blog Contest Winners: Leandro Carvalho and Michael DeNapoli

    Special shout out to Leandro Carvalho and Michael DeNapoli, who were our January blog contest winners, posting blog content about the January theme: Microsoft Virtualization . As congratulations, they each will receive a $100 gift certificate. Take a moment to read the winning blog entries Understanding...
  • Blog Post: LiveMeeting on Microsoft’s Integrated Virtualization Strategy: Thursday, Nov. 19, 8:00 AM PST

    Join us Thursday, November 19, 8:00 AM PST for a LiveMeeting session on “Microsoft’s Integrated Virtualization Strategy, Products and Solutions” presented by Kenon Owens, Technical Product Manager. This LiveMeeting is exclusive to members of the System Center Influencers Program (which is also open to...
  • Blog Post: A Matter of Influence

    Every once in a while, things you’ve worked on for longer than you care to remember, but seemed for way too long to go nowhere fast, just kind of “gel.” This week, amid all sorts of pre-MMS, pre-Convergence madness, we had a moment like that, and I’d like to cap off the week by making sure that I don...
  • Blog Post: Don't Miss System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and R3 Live Meeting on 10/8

    I’d like to flag for the community an upcoming Microsoft Office Live Meeting open exclusively to members of the System Center Influencers Program . Here are the Live Meeting details: Technical Overview: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and R3 Thursday, October 8, 2009; 9:00 AM PDT Presented...
  • Blog Post: Promotion Motion, What’s Your Notion?

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. For some reason that ol’ “Schoolhouse Rock” song bubbled to the surface of the boiling cauldron of my brainpan in these hyperactive days before MMS and Convergence . But, let me get to the point, straightway: We’ve got 3 promotions in flight, the tail end of one and two others...
  • 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: Quick Take on Our First Live Meeting for Influencers

    Today we at last put together what I hope to be the first of many Live Meeting sessions for the members of our influencers program . Sacha Dawes, a technical product manager on our team, presented on end-to-end monitoring of IT services in the datacenter. We had a healthy attendance--around 30 or...
  • Blog Post: What Community Outreach Can Do

    An email just fluttered into my inbox today that caught my eye, from Jason Buffington, one of our technical product managers, calling attention to a great blog post from one of our customers in the community. Basically, the customer was grateful for receiving direct help from the DPM crew at Microsoft...
  • 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: Upcoming Live Meeting for Influencers on 4.14.2010: Building and Extending System Center Management Packs

    Hi, I’d like to announce a surprise addition to our schedule of Live Meetings for System Center Influencers, in the run-up to MMS 2010… On Wednesday, April 14, 2010 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. PST, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers entitled, “Building and Extending System...
  • 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: Microsoft System Center and Virtualization Community Contribution Contest

    Official Rules No Purchase Necessary. PLEASE NOTE: If you are entering as an authorized representative of a business or company, it is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions. If you are entering as...
  • Blog Post: Blog Posts by System Center Influencers

    Get the feed. Below are the most recent posts from several of the members of the System Center Influencers Program . Note that Microsoft does not review the content or endorse it in any way; we present this content in a feed form for your information and convenience. (In the event that the feed refuses...
  • Blog Post: Blog, Influence, and Win: A Contest for Influencers

    I believe in showing our community the man behind the curtain. Everything I’ve ever learned about online communities, in particular for technical audiences, comes back to one main point: be authentic, be transparent, be real. Otherwise, you’re just a punter, and the community can smell you out like so...
  • Blog Post: Influencers Live Meeting – Jan 12, 2010, 10:00 am PST: Moving from VMware to Microsoft

    On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:00 AM-11:00 AM., we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers entitled, “So you Want To Move from a VMware Infrastructure to Microsoft,” presented by Kenon Owens, Microsoft Virtualization product manager. See the Virtualization Team Blog for...
  • Blog Post: December Community Contributors Recognized: Marcelo Sincic and Jordano Mazzoni

    As you may know, we’re currently running a blogging contest on topics related to System Center and Virtualization. So far we’ve done a few rounds of it and have received diverse submissions from the System Center influencers community . Matt White was our November winner, for a post on Direct Access...
  • 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: Backing up the Internet – with DPM 2010

    Here in System Center, we are always excited to hear when an expert customer or partner is able to leverage our technology in new ways. One of our System Center Influencers has figured out how to back up the Internet itself – using DPM 2010. We’re not exactly sure how, because I thought we cut that feature...