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  • 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: Hey! You! Get ON My Cloud!

    The final release version of the System Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure applications is now available. This monitoring pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure. Previously available as a release candidate (RC), this new Operations...
  • Blog Post: Using System Center 2012 to Monitor the Infrastructure & Application Layers for Private, Public and Traditional Environments

    Check out Charlie Satterfield's blog post to learn more about Using System Center 2012 to monitor the infrastructure & application layers for private, public and traditional environments. Read Charlie's post on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog. http://bit.ly/HiueYq
  • Blog Post: Monitor the Availability and Health of Dynamics CRM 4.0

    I know that a lot of people have been awaiting the arrival of the Dynamics CRM 4.0 operations management pack, and judging by the feedback I’ve received since it became available last week the news is very well received! With this management pack, administrators of Dynamics CRM can respond quickly to...
  • Blog Post: Operations Management Podcast Series Available

    My colleague Chris Fox has been hard at work creating a series of podcasts that focus on Operations Management, and that have been published through Opsmanjam.com , as well as through Zune Marketplace and iTunes . Today the following six podcasts available for download: Series Introduction Baelson Duque...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Assessment from the cloud with Microsoft Codename Atlanta

    [11/12: Updated URL of Atlanta website ] This week during the day one keynote at the 2010 PASS Summit in Seattle, Microsoft Senior Vice President Ted Kummert announced the public availability of Microsoft Codename Atlanta , a new configuration assessment cloud service that helps customers to reduce...
  • 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: Update for Operations Manager 2007 R2 extends support to SUSE 11 and Solaris Zones

    Just released, this update for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 adds support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (both 32-bit and 64-bit) and Solaris Zones (Whole and Sparse Zones). This update demonstrates Microsoft’s continued investment in delivering end-to-end heterogeneous monitoring for...
  • Blog Post: System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta is LIVE!

    Like most companies today, you rely on your IT infrastructure to keep your business running. You need to find out about and fix IT problems before they lead to any downtime or loss of productivity and revenue. This becomes even more challenging when you depend on a combination of physical, virtual, and...
  • 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: 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: MSMQ 4.0 and 5.0 get New Operations Management Packs

    Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) enables applications to communicate across heterogeneous networks and systems that may be temporary offline or otherwise inaccessible. In the past week I’m excited to announce the addition of new operations management packs for both version 4.0 and 5.0 of MSMQ, which...
  • Blog Post: Latest IIS 7 Management Pack delivers support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2

    Just released, an update to the Operations Management Pack for the Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 adds support for IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2, and extends support for IIS 7 running on Windows Server 2008 SP2. Now at version 6.0.7600.0, the IIS 7 management pack provides proactive monitoring...
  • 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 R2; Active...
  • 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 7.0.7695...
  • 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 contained...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires AVIcode

    Hi, Everyone— I am excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired AVIcode, Inc, a Baltimore-based private company recognized as a leader in .NET application performance monitoring. AVIcode will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft, with the software being delivered through the System Center...
  • 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...