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  • Blog Post: Linux Server Usage in your Organization

    We are looking to help better manage your Linux servers and would like to understand your Linux server usage in your organizations. This survey is anonymous. We know most viewers of this blog are not usually the primary Linux users but please fill this survey to the best of your knowledge. https:...
  • Blog Post: System Center Customer-Product Team meet up at Ignite 2015

    We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of System Center . This is an opportunity for you to meet the System Center leadership team and influence the direction of the product. We will have dedicated tables to discuss various topics with members of the product team and you...
  • Blog Post: Have a say on the future of System Center

    The System Center leadership team is looking to hear from you on the challenges you face with your Management tools and where you would like to see us invest going forward. We put together a short survey to gather your feedback and an option to join a discussion panel around this topic. We are...
  • Blog Post: Great TechNet Edge Videos from MMS

    @ Adam (Bomb) of TechNet Edge made some GREAT Videos during MMS, Check them Out: The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) and TechNet Edge have a great relationship – their audience is a dedicated, specialized IT Pro audience, and Edge has been on site doing interviews with...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Operations Management Pack for Windows 2008 R2 Direct Access Server Now Available

    Now available for download, the Operations Management Pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 Direct Access Server supports a rich set of Alarms, Monitors and Agent Tasks that can be used to successfully and efficiently manage a Direct Access server. Through Operations Manager, the Direct Access Server Management...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog Post - HP Delivers Industry-first Management Capabilities for Microsoft System Center

    Today marks a significant milestone in HP’s 25+ year relationship with Microsoft. At Microsoft Management Summit, HP announced Insight Control suite for Microsoft System Center. The first product of its kind, HP Insight Control suite for Microsoft System Center delivers the essential infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Talking MMS with Brad….

    Hey everyone, we had a chance to sit and talk with Brad about the upcoming Microsoft Management Summit happening in Las Vegas the week of April 19th. Here is a quick video of the conversation. And, as a reminder, the Early Bird registration closes March 24th, so if you are thinking of heading there...
  • Blog Post: Customer Needs (and bacon)

    It’s a cliché to claim that software product development is driven by customer requirements, but I’ve seen a lot of effort from the System Center team to engage with customers since I joined in August. I’ve actually just returned from a trip to take part in some focus groups...
  • Blog Post: Deploying or Upgrading to Operations Manager 2007 R2

    Many questions have been coming in regarding the process and steps that customers will need to follow to upgrade or install Operations Manager 2007 R2. As indicated in my last blog post that announced the RTM of (the English-only version of) Operations Manager 2007 R2 , only the trial version of Operations...
  • 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: So What Exactly is Opalis?

    New Opalis Overview Videos Now Available As announced in December , Opalis is now part of the System Center family . We are really excited about the value that the Opalis IT Process Automation can deliver to our customer’s datacenter environment. Since the acquisition closed we’ve had...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Service Level Dashboard 2.0 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 now available

    The Service Level Dashboard Management Pack 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 was delivered late last week by the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team, and is available for you to download today from the System Center Catalog . Assisting you in tracking, managing, and reporting on your...
  • Blog Post: New Consolidated Updates for System Center Operations Manager 2007 (R2 and SP1)

    Two important product updates for Operations Manager customers: The Cumulative Update for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (localized for English, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Korean) and Update rollup for Operations Manager 2007 SP1 (all available localizations...
  • Blog Post: Improvements to Active Directory Monitoring with System Center

    The Active Directory team has just released an updated version of the Operations Management Pack for Active Directory (version 6.0.7050.0). This latest update includes: Support for Windows Server 2008 R2. Additional support for: Active Directory Web Services (ADWS) for Windows Server 2008...
  • 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: Update to BizTalk Server Management Pack Now Available

    Recently released, version 6.0.6703 of the Operations Management Pack for BizTalk Server is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center, and soon to be available via the online service for Operations Manager 2007 R2 customers. Supporting Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 and BizTalk Server...
  • Blog Post: Monitor the Health and Performance of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010

    The Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 is the solution to allow your employees to safely use the Internet. To assure that it is operating optimally, the Operations Management Pack for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 – released earlier this month (version 7.0...
  • Blog Post: New Exchange 2007 Management Pack for Ops Mgr 2007 R2 Available!

    [Updated June 17th: Corrected comment on Ops Mgr 2007 R2 trial length - is 180 days, not 160. Thanks Cleber!] Utilizing some of the new capabilities in Operations Manager 2007 R2, such as PowerShell hosting and new monitoring templates, the new Exchange 2007 MP for Operations Manager 2007 R2 is now...
  • Blog Post: Management Pack (MP) Authoring Resource Kit Available for Download

    More great news from the Operations Manager product group – the release of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit . This new resource kit aids authors in the creation, modification and assessment of operations management packs (MPs). Using the following eight tools...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta Now Available!

    The System Center Operations Manager team is excited to announce the availability of the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta , which is ready for you to download through Microsoft Connect today! As announced and demonstrated by Brad Anderson at TechEd EMEA 2008 earlier this month, Operations Manager 2007...
  • Blog Post: Meet Operations Management Experts at our MMS Panel Session (EB01)

    At MMS 2010 this year in Las Vegas we have a panel of experts ready to address your Operations Management questions at our EB01 Operations Management - Ask the Panel of Experts session, running on Wednesday 21st from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in Veronese 2501A. With expertise across all products in the System...
  • Blog Post: Monitor the health of your Distributed File System (DFS) Namespaces on Windows Server

    Available for download today, the Operations Management Pack for Distributed File Server (DFS) Namespaces (version 6.0.6321.0) monitors the DFS Namespace Service on Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2003 R2, and Windows Server 2003. It can also be configured to monitor the health of DFS Namespaces...