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  • Blog Post: Power Management, what do you get with Configuration Manager 2007 and R3?

    Hi guys, in this post we continue our theme with ‘what we heard you asking us at TechEd USA 2010’.  As we mentioned in a post earlier this week, we have been talking here in Redmond about the trends of questions posed to us at TechEd by you.  Some were mentioned a few times so we felt they...
  • Blog Post: Implementing Power Management with Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Hi everyone, we continue our series today with some implementation coverage of the Power Management features in R3. Monitor Current Power Usage and Settings  - Successful implementation of a client power management plan ideally requires multiple phases. During the first phase, existing power usage...
  • Blog Post: MVP Guest Blog: How to save money with ConfigMgr 2007 R3 and feel good about it

    In this post, we are highlighting Panu Saukko, a Microsoft MVP based in Finland.  Panu has been a technical trainer and consultant for the last two decades and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) since 1995.  Since 2005, he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional focused on...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 on MSDN and TechNet update

    Hey everyone, we have had a lot of inquiries about when our MSDN and TechNet subscribers will see their subscriptions updated with the R3 bits.   TechNet and MSDN subscriber downloads share the same backend so software is published to them simultaneously.   We are told by the team...
  • Blog Post: New White Paper from MSIT on Power Management with ConfigMgr 2007 R3

    Hey everyone, greetings from TechEd Berlin.  We wanted to make you aware of a new whitepaper that has been published by MSIT Showcase, where we highlight best practices and success stories from within Microsoft IT department.  We are rally pleased to release this paper.  Some highlights...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: How power consumption and cost calculations work in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Hey everyone, we have had a lot of interest from you about how ConfigMgr 2007 R3 calculates power consumption, and cost of power since we released R3.  We took these questions and spoke with our Sr. Program Manager Onur Koc, to see if we could publish something that places some clarity around these...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 R3: Power Management - Traditional Barriers to Power Management

    Good morning everyone, starting with yesterday’s introduction to what is it and why is Power Management important, we thought we would continue our series on Power Management and talk about what are the typical issues, challenges or blockers IT face when trying to implement Power Management policy. ...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 RC Update now available

    Hi everyone, we just wanted to let you all know that the Release Candidate for ConfigMgr 2007 R3 was signed off.  This update is now available through the Connect Beta Program.  RC is pretty much the last stage before RTM (Release to Manufacture) What’s new in R3 Release Candidate? Below are...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 R3: Power Management . What is it and why is it important?

    For many years, IT client power management has been an area of challenge for many organizations. While energy-saving desktop and laptop hardware has been available for some time, power-saving settings are often disabled out of fears of data corruption, to support nightly IT operations, or simply from...
  • Blog Post: Extending System Center with Adaptiva

    In this video Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center speaks with Deepak Kumar, CTO and Founder of Adaptiva. Jeff and Deepak talk about the extensions delivered by the Adaptiva ‘Green Planet’ technology for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 and the new Power Management...
  • Blog Post: Extending System Center with Verdiem

    In this video Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center speaks with Verdiem VP Marketing Brett Goodwin about the Energy Management capabilities delivered in the Verdiem ‘Surveyor’ technology. Verdiem had an interesting story about their view on what they call Energy Management...
  • Blog Post: Video recap of MMS, so far.

    Good evening from Vegas. Bob Muglia’s keynote today was absolutely awesome. For both the attendees here in town, as well as our guests watching the streaming feeds, there were four major demos showcasing our datacenter vision. Next up is Brad, and our Client vision tomorrow. We hope you can join us....
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Videos

    Hi everyone, we had some requests this week to get some demos (re) posted on Configuration Manager 2007 R3 and the Power Management.  So, here they are.  Have a great weekend.  We will get some more up early next week! Some links for you Configuration Manager 2007 R3 RC Update now available...
  • Blog Post: eWeek Review of Configuration Manager 2007 R3 now published

    Hi everyone, recently we had the chance to talk with  eWeek’s Cameron Sturdevant about ConfigMgr 2007 R3.  Cameron has now published his review here . Microsoft SCCM 2007 R3 Streamlines User Management Some key quotes from the article : “The rejuvenating updates embodied in System Center Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: Part 2- How power consumption and cost calculations work in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Hey everyone, last week we posted Part 1 of a blog about how ConfigMgr 2007 R3 calculates power consumption and cost calculations.  In this follow up post, we dive into the 2nd portion of the topic; cost calculation. We have had a lot of interest from you about how ConfigMgr 2007 R3 calculates power...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is here

    The System Center team is very excited to announce the release of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3. This release is a significant accomplishment for the engineering team for a lot of reasons. Not only does ConfigMgr R3 drive new scenario support to existing world class capabilities, it raises...
  • Blog Post: Extending System Center with 1E

    In this video Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center speaks with Dave Lippa, Solution Engineer for 1E. Jeff and Dave talk about the extensions delivered by the 1E ‘Nighwatchman’ technology for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 and the new Power Management capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 - Power management mission and design philosophy

    Onur is  a Sr. Program Manager and has been in Microsoft for 10 years. For the first 5 years Onur was in Microsoft Consulting Services specializing in the architecting and deployment of MS Management technologies in large enterprises worldwide. For the last 5 years Onur has been in the product team...