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  • Blog Post: System Center Customer-Product Team meet up at Ignite 2015

    We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of System Center . This is an opportunity for you to meet the System Center leadership team and influence the direction of the product. We will have dedicated tables to discuss various topics with members of the product team and you...
  • Blog Post: Why your boss needs you to go to Chicago

    If you haven’t already heard, we no longer have the yearly Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) and TechEd conferences. Microsoft Ignite is the ONE conference you get to hear and learn about the rich System Center capabilities and our future roadmap . Here are 3 reasons a System Center customer...
  • 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: Virtualization on the Desktop (VIDEO)

    Brad Anderson and Jeff Wettlaufer are together again, this time for a chat on desktop virtualization scenarios and technologies. Using Brad's whiteboard for illustration, they cover application virtualization, desktop (or hardware) virtualization, presentation virtualization, and finally, virtual...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 Beta Released

    As virtualization continues to grow, the need to easily and systematically update VMs becomes increasingly important. The Solution Accelerator Team (SA) has been working diligently to address this and has recently announced the VM Servicing Tool 3.0 Beta. VMST 3.0 helps organizations reduce IT costs...
  • Blog Post: Great TechNet Edge Videos from MMS

    @ Adam (Bomb) of TechNet Edge made some GREAT Videos during MMS, Check them Out: The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) and TechNet Edge have a great relationship – their audience is a dedicated, specialized IT Pro audience, and Edge has been on site doing interviews with...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 - Now in Beta Release!

    We are excited to announce the beta release of the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool v3.0. If you’ve used version 2.1, you know that it offers free, tested guidance and automated tools that let you safely service offline virtual machines in your SCVMM library. VMST 3.0 builds on this functionality...
  • Blog Post: MMS Day 2: Managing the Dynamic Desktop

    Today at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas, Brad Anderson, General Manager in the Management and Services Division at Microsoft, kicked off the day with the keynote "Managing the Dynamic Desktop." He introduced the concept of the dynamic desktop. A desktop environment that...
  • Blog Post: Volcano in your way? Streaming news…

    We are truly disappointed by how many are effected by the current flight situation in Northern Europe. Not only are there impacts to the guests of MMS, but also to our colleagues, event staff and partners. We really hope you can make it to Vegas, even if it is a day later. Watch the MMS keynotes on...
  • Blog Post: TechNet EDGE Interview on Service Manager 2010

    Last week was published a video where I provide a brief introduction to System Center Service Manager 2010 . Frankly, I only scratch the surface of the rich capabilities of Service Manager, but you’ll get a decent overview of what the product can do including incident and change management, the...
  • Blog Post: Technet Edge interview from Berlin published

    While we were in Berlin, Kenon and I had a chat with Adam Carter from Technet Edge. We talk through where System Center is at today, and how you can get going with the private cloud today! We hope you find this interesting and useful. Enjoy! Adam Hall Sr. Technical Product Manager, Opalis
  • Blog Post: Don't miss End-to-End Monitoring of IT Services in the Datacenter Live Meeting on 9/15

    Please join us for a Microsoft Office Live Meeting open exclusively to members of the System Center Influencers Program. If you aren't a part of our System Center Influencer program send your bio and Windows Live ID to scnetsup@microsoft.com . Tuesday September 15, 2009 11:00 AM PST As...
  • Blog Post: System Center at the TechEd Europe IT Pro Keynote

    As you read in Jeff’s blog post this morning, there’s a lot going on for System Center at TechEd Europe this year in Berlin! In fact, System Center is one of the featured demonstrations in this afternoon’s IT Pro keynote, presented by Stephen Elop and Robert Wahbe, and starting at...
  • Blog Post: What is your journey towards IT as a Service? Allow Microsoft to accelerate your journey!

    Imagine the following movie clip playing at a datacenter near you…..an application owner comes to a web site that you as the datacenter administrator offers, simply specifies a few characteristics of their app – say it needs 99.9% availability, app data can’t leave the US & I need...
  • Blog Post: Opalis Software Availability and Roadmap News

    Hello All! We have seen tremendous excitement about the Opalis acquisition from customers and partners alike. This acquisition brings together the deep automation and orchestration expertise of Opalis with the integrated, physical and virtual datacenter management capabilities of System Center. Today...
  • Blog Post: Thinking about Windows 7 Migrations? Here are some inside tips from early customer experiences…

    Hey everyone from GMT +1. The System Center team is sitting at a very early breakfast in Amsterdam this morning, looking outside at the 6” of new snow that fell overnight. We are here this week to talk about Windows deployment, with some of our biggest customers in Europe, let alone the world....
  • 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’ve...
  • Blog Post: VMM 2008 Released into Wild

    Virtual Machine Manager 2008 has been released! Microsoft's much-awaited update to VMM 2007 helps bring home the reality of physical-to-virtual machine management, playing a key role in the System Center suite of products and solutions for the data center. Visit the VMM site for the latest...
  • Blog Post: Gartner Reports on OpsMgr 2007 Progress

    Hello All. It wasn’t so long ago (March 2007) that Microsoft unleashed System Center Operations Manager 2007 as a successor to Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, and it’s only been a few months (April 2008) since we followed up with a pretty major announcement of a cross-platform strategy...
  • 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 –...
  • Blog Post: SMSE and VMM 2008 Updated Pricing Information - Effective November 2008

    Today I wanted to provide an update on some information I posted back in July and also highlight some other exciting news that we came out with today. In my previous post , I discussed pricing and packaging changes we have coming to the Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE) and Virtual machine...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V RC available now

    Today, our Hyper-V group has announced the availability of the Hyper-V Release Candidate (RC) build. This is a very important release and step towards the final release of Hyper-V. Hyper-V is one of the key technologies behind our strategy of providing virtualization products from the datacenter to the...
  • Blog Post: Check out this Blog, really useful information about ConfigMgr and DCM

    Hi everyone, I wanted to pass along a blog that a team mate here in Redmond has been working on. Jason is a Program Manager working on the Configuration Manager team and he has a great blog rolling about some pretty advanced topics. Very useful stuff! He has been doing a series of screencast demos...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Release Candidate is Here!

    Check out Adwait Joshi's blog post, Senior Technical Product Manager for System Center, where he announces the availability of the release candidates for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (formerly known as Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012). ...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming event, Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Hour, March 18, 9:00 AM PST

    Looking at desktop virtualization including VDI? Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Want savings, but unsure of the tradeoffs? Have more questions than answers on the topic? Please mark your calendar for the Desktop Virtualization Hour, Thursday, March 18th, 9am PST. Watch and interact live with...