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  • 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 desktop...
  • 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 them for the past 4 years...
  • 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, adding...
  • 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 understands...
  • 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 the...
  • 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 different...
  • 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    ...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 SDK released

    System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SDK Released Overview This software development kit (SDK) contains documentation and samples for developing Configuration Manager 2007 applications that integrate with the Configuration Manager console, the SMS Provider (server-side applications), and the...
  • 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: Converging Endpoint Security and Management: Say hello to Forefront Endpoint Protection

    Today the team delivered the anticipated Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) public beta to customers. The successor of Forefront Client Security is built on System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R2, allowing customers to use their existing client management infrastructure to deploy and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0, Simplifying IT Service Management

    On Tuesday at the Microsoft Management Summit we presented a breakout session on the new Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 . It was really exciting to finally be able to show MOF 4.0 off, since we’ve been working on it for the last year. And today Brad Anderson formally announced the release MOF 4.0...
  • Blog Post: Application deployment models in a Private Cloud

    Check out Adam Hall's blog post to learn more about Application deployment models in a Private Cloud. Read Adam's post on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog. http://bit.ly/vOqRxX
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio Podcast: Extend NAP with SC Configuration Manager

    Extend Network Access Protection Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Learn how Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager can extend the capabilities of the Network Access Protection (NAP) feature in Windows Server 2008. Jeff Wettlaufer, System Center technical product manager,...
  • Blog Post: Tech∙Ed Europe Attendees Receive a TechNet Subscription

    Hey there everyone, believe it or not we are already thinking about TechEd Europe in Berlin! We are currently talking about session allocation, topics, speakers, and event support.  Something we hope you know about is that as an added benefit to registering for Tech∙Ed Europe 2010, attendees will...
  • Blog Post: System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta released!

    Today, we’re happy to announce the beta release of Data Protection Manager 2012, with the latest and greatest System Center data protection capabilities. In its fourth generation, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 builds on a legacy of providing unified data protection for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Ships

    Today we release Configuration Manager 2007 SP1!  It is amazing to see that this was not a release based in bug fix, quite the opposite, there are hardly any hotfixes included in this release.  This is a reflection of changes such as the ship of Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1.  With...
  • Blog Post: Featured Influencers for September

    We are pleased to recognize Bob Cornelissen, Theo Carpenter, Ben Lee, Tim McFadden, and Klaus Seidel in our community as they were notably involved in September. Not only are these influencers members of our System Center Influencers Program but have also been active by participating in our first Live...
  • Blog Post: Community Matters at MMS: Day 1

    Think I’ve convinced Garth Jones to post an article/blog post on user groups, special interest groups (SIGs), and study groups, which could be very helpful to those looking for info on how to engage/start such communities… when he does post it, I’ll be sure to link to it and tie the info into our influencers...
  • Blog Post: VMM Sessions at MMS 2011

    Wow! I can’t believe MMS 2011 is right around the corner. There are be so many cool things happening at the show, and many different sessions that will be vying for your attention. I didn’t want you to miss any of the VMM sessions that will be going on. This is a jam packed show, but with the new capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 R2 hits RTM

    Late yesterday the RTM of Operations Manager 2007 R2 was approved , which immediately initiated the next stage of the process ... getting this latest version of Microsoft's end-to-end monitoring product for IT environments and datacenters out to YOU ! Read more in our overview whitepaper , What's New...
  • Blog Post: Managing and Monitoring Windows Azure applications with System Center 2012

    Check out Adam Hall's blog post to learn how to manage and monitor Windows Azure applications with System Center 2012. Read Adam's post on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog. http://bit.ly/vkyTnT
  • Blog Post: MMS 2011 Registration is Open! Register Today

    Hey everyone, if there is 1 event this year you want to attend, it is the Microsoft Management Summit. The event happens in March (21-25) in Las Vegas.  Registration is now open!  You can find the event site here . Jeff Wettlaufer Sr Technical Product Manager System Center, Management and Security...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Is Released

    The Configuration Manager team is pleased to announce the release of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2! The installation kit is available through the Download Center. This release includes key enhancements in the following areas; Application Virtualization Management, Client Status Reporting...