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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: 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: Thinking about attending an event in 2010?

    Good morning (again) there seems to be a lot to share from the feeds and inbox this AM. In case any of you are ‘feet-up’ by the fire and thinking about the next 12 months of events, I wanted to pop a short list of events we in the System Center team are trying to attend . No promises , but we have these...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager and Windows 7: A success story to share

    Hi everyone, we have a new Windows 7 case study available. The below insert is a TechNet radio interview with John Baker, and David Feng, IT Director for Sporton International. Sporton deployed Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2, which integrates with Microsoft Application...
  • Blog Post: Influencer Review of the 2.2.10 Live Meeting: SharePoint and System Center

    Hat tip to Bob Cornelissen for his write up of our most recent Live Meeting on SharePoint and System Center , given as part of the System Center Influencers Program (wait… what’s that ?). At the end of his write-up, Bob has this to say: It is no secret that I just love the System Center line of products...
  • Blog Post: System Center Vista Gadget to Be Decommissioned

    Some of our friends in the community have in the past year made use of a Vista desktop gadget that we put together to send out news and announcements. Because of expense in maintaining the gadget and its feed, we've decided to decommission it, effective January 15, 2010. But all is not lost! As a replacement...
  • Blog Post: Consolidated List of Service Manager Resources and ‘How To’ Information

    For those of you who have been following the Service Manager blog , you’ve seen the wealth of content that our Service Manager team have been busily communicating. My colleagues Travis Wright sent me the consolidated list below, which cover a superb wealth of information for anyone who is using, or planning...
  • Blog Post: System Center TechED EMEA NEWS (Rolling Updates)

    Bunch o' news coming out of Barcelona today and this week relating to System Center, and I want to use this post to keep track of the more notable items, including announcements, links to blog posts, and posted vids. At the Service Manager and System Center Essentials pod in Barcelona More Photos...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcasts: Geek Out with System Center Experts

    Don't miss out on upcoming opportunites to participate in live TechNet webcasts as our experts delve into critical topics on how to maximize deployment of System Center. Live participation features interactive technical presentations and the ability to participate in real-time question-and-answer sessions...
  • Blog Post: Live from Las Vegas!

    Events, Videos, Interviews & More from the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 in Las Vegas Find here collected System Center-related info, news, and more from MMS 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 28-May 2, 2008). See also the MMS 2008 site and the MMS 2008 Virtual Press Room . ...
  • Blog Post: New System Center Vista Sidebar Content Search Gadget

    Wanted to bring to your attention a neat little bit of code that some colleagues in our user assistance/docs org have developed and released to the Live Gadget Gallery: a Web content search gadget for System Center . This gadget offers the following features: Search all of System Center or scope by product;...
  • Blog Post: New Community Site for Operations Manager 2007

    Launched a couple of weeks ago, the OpsManJam.com site is a new community resource for Management Pack authors and IT Pros, focusing on MP authoring best practices, but also with featured articles, tutorials, administration content, downloads and more. The content on the site is comprised from multiple...
  • Blog Post: Get Your Virtualization News

    Many announcements queued up for this week as the Virtualization Launch gets underway today. Check out these resources for the latest and greatest: Virtualization Team Blog : latest announcements, news, and, well, blog posts. Virtualization Site : Hub for key resources/messages. VirtualizationFeed :...
  • Blog Post: Desktop Virtualization and Config Manager (VIDEO)

    Latest in our budding series w/ Brad Anderson, GM of MSD. This time, Jeff Wettlaufer chats with Brad about what's going on in terms of desktop virtualization and Configuration Manager 2007 R2, from the application level to the hardware level, the latter in the context of the recent Kidaro acquisition...
  • Blog Post: Is the Economy ‘Taxing’ Your IT? New Best Practices Say You Don’t Have to Fall into the Red to Save the Green

    Hello everyone, Elliott Morris here from the Management and Services Division. As part of my role, I have the privilege to drive efforts here at Microsoft around the War on Cost. This team is uniquely positioned to collect operational data from enterprises to understand their costs for deploying, operating...
  • Blog Post: Blog Posts by System Center Influencers

    Get the feed. Below are the most recent posts from several of the members of the System Center Influencers Program . Note that Microsoft does not review the content or endorse it in any way; we present this content in a feed form for your information and convenience. (In the event that the feed refuses...
  • Blog Post: Service Manager Blog Now Online

    Actually, been online for at least a month or two, as far as I can tell. But want to give you the link and make sure you're aware of what's going on. Why? Because Service Manager is on the way soon ( available currently in beta ) and keeping you informed about this and other System Center developments...
  • Blog Post: Going Digital, Going Social

    I recently attended a smallish conference in Scottsdale, AZ, hosted by MarketingProfs, called the Digital Marketing Mixer . Now, granted, this event has little to do with the System Center business directly, but it does have a bearing on the ways in which we choose to engage our audience (that's you...
  • 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: Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is now available

    System Center is very excited to announce the release of Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007. What is new in Service Pack 1 http://www.microsoft.com/SystemCenter/DataProtectionManager/en/us/WHATs-NEW.aspx DPM 2007 SP1 x86 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125991 ...
  • Blog Post: Deploying or Upgrading to Operations Manager 2007 R2

    Many questions have been coming in regarding the process and steps that customers will need to follow to upgrade or install Operations Manager 2007 R2. As indicated in my last blog post that announced the RTM of (the English-only version of) Operations Manager 2007 R2 , only the trial version of Operations...
  • Blog Post: Recap of Edge Videos Produced for MMS 2009

    Just wanted to give you all a summary of the various videos we put together in the run-up to and during MMS. All together, we produced and published with the amazing help of Adam Carter and Joey Snow from the Edge team, 11 videos (with 2-3 more in the hopper): How System Center Helps Reduce IT Costs...
  • Blog Post: December Community Contributors Recognized: Marcelo Sincic and Jordano Mazzoni

    As you may know, we’re currently running a blogging contest on topics related to System Center and Virtualization. So far we’ve done a few rounds of it and have received diverse submissions from the System Center influencers community . Matt White was our November winner, for a post on Direct Access...
  • 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: Defining and Engaging in "Community"

    "Community" is one of those great, big, giant words that can mean many different things. Its exact meaning in a context can shift depending on who you talk to, what they're into, and how they see the world. It's a word that holds so much promise because it's such a large container for the needs and aspirations...