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  • Blog Post: Optimize Your Virtualization Deployments

    Hi, I’m Larry Orecklin, general manager of System Center product management and virtualization marketing. I’m in San Francisco this morning at a virtualization conference hosted by Bernstein Research, who provides investment research to institutional investors. It’s been interesting for me to see the...
  • Blog Post: Remote Site IT Management (or “Who unplugged the server this time?”)

    “In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There is a lot to be said for simplicity, especially when it comes to IT management. Fewer, more centralized systems mean less complexity. Less complexity means less cost and effort...
  • Blog Post: System Center Service Manager Update

    As the person responsible for the product marketing of System Center Service Manager , our IT service desk and IT service management product, I wanted to provide an update on the timeline for the release of the product. I also wanted to share some of the reasons for the change to that timeline. We...
  • 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: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 now available

    For those of you planning migration or upgrade activities, the Solution Accelerator team this week released the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2. Details and download information can be found in their blog post linked here and below is a brief summary: Introducing Microsoft Assessment...
  • 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: 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 to help us understand IT...