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  • Blog Post: System Center Catalog now on Pinpoint

    You may or may not have noticed it yet, but the System Center Catalog has been transitioned over to Microsoft Pinpoint , which should be your first stop to find out about all the different management packs, connectors, extensions and applications available from Microsoft and its partners for System Center...
  • Blog Post: System Center Partners are WPC 2010 Award Winners and Finalists

    While the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 actually runs from July 11-15, 2010 in Washington D.C., the WPC 2010 Award Winners and Finalists have already been announced , and it’s great to see System Center partners represented throughout the categories! Congratulations to those System Center...
  • Blog Post: Check out the Data Protection appliances - by Dell - powered by System Center Data Protection Manager

    Dell recently introduced three models of its PowerVault line as DP100, DP500 and DP600 -- Data Protection appliances . Built on the same PowerEdge / PowerVault hardware that you are used to Running the Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Operating System, which is essentially an optimized/enhanced...
  • 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: Headed to WPC? Don't miss this great offer!

    Everyone is talking about the Cloud. At next week’s Worldwide Partner Conference, you and 12,000 other partners will be encouraged to take the cloud conversation to the next level from traditional virtualization to cloud-based computing. As your customer’s trusted advisor, you will best be...
  • Blog Post: Webcast today – how to manage DPM in large enterprises

    Later today, we’ll be delivering a TechNet webcast on managing System Center Data Protection Manager in large enterprises. Essentially, there are three things we want to cover: Using PowerShell to automate tasks across DPM servers Using the DPM management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Enterprise Deployments Made Easy with Solutions from Microsoft and 1E

    In this video I shot recently, Brad Anderson, CVP of Microsoft's Management and Security Division, speaks with Sumir Karayi, founder and CEO of 1E, about 1Es solutions and products that work with System Center Configuration Manager in deploying Windows 7 in large organizations. Brad and Sumir discuss...
  • 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: The Optimized Desktop, Windows 7 managed by System Center. A chat with some Experts.

    Hey everyone, we were in London for an EMEA ‘Best of MMS’ event a week ago and while there, had a chance to catch up with some great partners to talk about Windows 7 deployment, the Optimized Desktop and customer experiences. In this video, Jeff speaks with John and Carl from Orinoko about what they...
  • 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: Microsoft and HP, a chat with Brad…..

    Hi again everyone. We just got a new video interview with Brad posted about the HP relationship. Its a great way to learn more about what the HP and Microsoft relationship means for everyone, Brad was the man on point from the MS side, and has some great insight into the framework of the deal, and how...
  • Blog Post: Make the Most of Your WPC Experience

    The 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is kicking off today, and with over 12,000 attendees expected, it promises to be an exciting event. The Server and Cloud team at Microsoft has been working furiously over the last few months to make this a successful event for our partners. Over the...
  • Blog Post: A Recap of MMS 2010

    [Re-blog of the original post on the BIEB blog portal ] MMS 2010 , which ran April 19th-23rd in Las Vegas, was voted by its attendees (up 51% over last year) as one of the most successful conferences of the series! Many thanks to all who attended, and to our sponsors (including our platinum sponsors...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and HP Announce New Agreement

    Today Microsoft and HP announced a $250 million engineering, sales and services partnership to advance cloud computing and help customers better use IT for business success. You can read the press release and other materials and watch videos of Steve Ballmer, Bob Muglia and HP executives commenting on...
  • 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: Handling the "In Between": The System Center Partner Ecosystem

    As you’ve probably read throughout all of our product literature and all of our blogs—some of which you’ll see linked on the left in the blogroll—we feel we have an extremely strong, extremely functional product family. This product family continues to grow and grow, both in terms of additional products...
  • 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 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...
  • Blog Post: System Center Partner Announcements in Barcelona

    Just wanted to highlight a few partner announcements I’ve heard and seen at the show today in Barcelona. App-V (formerly SoftGrid) has great momentum and announced several new great partners who have developed business value add-ons for this new release. I talked to Scott Farrand, VP of ESS Software...
  • Blog Post: Ramp Up content now available for System Center Service Manager 2010

    This is a free, online self-study resource for our partners and customers to learn more about Service Manager 2010. It is a collection of online documentation, recorded webcasts and hands on labs. Resources provided include: Articles Videos Virtual Labs Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Check out the New Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Website!

    We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform website ( http://www.microsoft.com/server-cloud ). The new site is a comprehensive source for information relating to our private cloud and virtualization solutions, as well as other solutions based on Windows...
  • 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...