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  • 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: 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: There Is No “I” in Team But There At Least Needs to Be A Couple of People

    Welcome to the new year of System Center blog posts. Scanning the many predictions for 2008 from various analysts, press and bloggers I can’t help but notice the sheer number of references to a staffing crisis in IT. (I saw this issue play out in detail while working at Business Objects – customer...
  • Blog Post: Performance IT Management

    This week’s IT Forum in Barcelona clearly produced a great deal of interest in the new System Center products. One other aspect of that show that strikes me is the number of conversations that referenced that the System Center tools and IT management in general are becoming vital components of organizational...
  • 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: 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 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: 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 7.0.7695...