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  • 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: 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: Windows 7 Enterprise Deployments Made Easy with Solutions from Microsoft and 1E

    In this video I shot recently, Brad Anderson, CVP of Microsoft's Management and Security Division, speaks with Sumir Karayi, founder and CEO of 1E, about 1Es solutions and products that work with System Center Configuration Manager in deploying Windows 7 in large organizations. Brad and Sumir discuss...
  • Blog Post: Leaving Las Vegas

    Just got back from Vegas and find myself somehow in front of my computer monitor again in my office here in Redmond. Thought I'd just share some of my perspective on my five days in Las Vegas at MMS 2008 , our singular yearly event with the broad community of IT pros invested in the infrastructure management...
  • Blog Post: System Center at TechEd Barcelona (VIDEO)

    As we move through fall in Redmond and head to Barcelona to meet with our EMEA customers for TechEd ITForum, there are a number of things hot off the press for System Center. We took a few minutes with Brad Anderson to talk about recent developments and releases in System Center for both the data center...
  • Blog Post: Opalis Video – the New System Center Integration packs in action!

    We have recorded a webcast of the new System Center Integration Pack’s in action.  These new IP’s will be released with Opalis 6.3. The video walks through a scenario that is part of the move to a Private Cloud: moving from a physical platform to a Dynamic Virtual platform. The scenario includes...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2010 Days 2-4: Blogs, Tweets, and Videos

    The first day’s keynote out of the way, online chatter about TechEd Europe 2010 turned to session reporting, the announced naming of Configuration Manager 2012 (formerly “v.Next”), and continued absorption of Microsoft’s initiatives in cloud computing, Hyper-V Cloud in particular. To give you a kind...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires Opalis Software

    Hi, Everyone, Great news for enterprise, government and service provider customers who use System Center. I’m excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired Opalis Software , a Toronto-based private company that is a leader in IT process automation software. Opalis will become a wholly-owned subsidiary...
  • 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: 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: Partner Confab and MMS Q&A with Brad Anderson (Videos)

    Coupla new videos coming in the immediate wake of MMS 2009, each starring our very own Brad Anderson. This a video with a business partner from HP, Scott Farrand, to talk about HP’s Insight Control for System Center: And this a video of Brad at the MMS 2009 Community Lounge, holding forth on the business...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and HP, a chat with Brad…..

    Hi again everyone. We just got a new video interview with Brad posted about the HP relationship. Its a great way to learn more about what the HP and Microsoft relationship means for everyone, Brad was the man on point from the MS side, and has some great insight into the framework of the deal, and how...
  • Blog Post: Essentially Speaking

    My colleague and office mate, David Mills, and I sat down the other week and shot a short video of him explaining and showing System Center Essentials , our mid-market IT management solution. One thing about working at a place like this is there's no shortage of things to talk about, and no shortage...
  • Blog Post: Technet EDGE record hit

    Happy Holidays everyone, we got some really exciting news this morning. The System Center and Windows 7 Technet Edge video recently recorded with Brad Anderson, CVP recorded the highest single month viewership, 29278, in EDGE history. This means a few things. First – you guys are really interested in...
  • Blog Post: New Opalis video series - great content showing Opalis in action!

    Charles Joy has started posting some of his great Opalis knowledge to a new blog . On his site you can find videos and demo's on how to use Opalis and see the solutions in action. Charles has posted 4 videos to get started, and intends to keep adding more, so make sure you check back! ·...
  • Blog Post: DPM v3 “First Look” – TechNet Webcast on May 5

    On Tuesday, May 5th at 11 AM Pacific – we will be giving folks your “First Look” at DPM v3. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412466 This webcast will cover the big features and directions for the next generation of DPM, so you won’t want to miss it.
  • Blog Post: TechNet TechCenter redesign walk-through

    Watch a guided tour of the new TechNet TechCenter (and MSDN portal too) conducted by two of the people who made it happen: Al Valvano, Group Manager and Dan Ledrick, Senior Lead PM. Both sites have been re-skinned and re-built from the ground up to offer developers and IT Pros a better experience...
  • Blog Post: OS Deployment enhancements in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Hi everyone, we have a new demonstration video to show you on the new OS deployment options included in the upcoming ConfigMgr R3. Here is a short video of the new capability in action. Jeff Wettlaufer Sr. Technical Product Manager System Center
  • Blog Post: How to Protect SQL Server with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 -- new TechNet Webcast

    We're starting in about an hour -- 9:30 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 26th What better way to start the weekend than being sure that your data protection solution ' has got your back ' (pun intended) for your database server farm? So, grab some coffee, find a comfortable chair and join...
  • Blog Post: A Recap of MMS 2010

    [Re-blog of the original post on the BIEB blog portal ] MMS 2010 , which ran April 19th-23rd in Las Vegas, was voted by its attendees (up 51% over last year) as one of the most successful conferences of the series! Many thanks to all who attended, and to our sponsors (including our platinum sponsors...
  • Blog Post: Reducing IT Costs in the Datacenter with System Center

    A few weeks ago my colleague Brett Williams and I presented, “Reducing IT Costs with System Center Datacenter Management” as part of the Microsoft Thrive Live! series. The webcast is now available for viewing on-demand through Microsoft TechNet Edge . The webcast focuses around the War On Cost research...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2010 and Exchange Server 2010

    A few weeks ago, while I was in Redmond, I had the chance to sit down with Leslie Kitz (also in the System Center team) to talk about how DPM 2010 adds to what Exchange 2010 does for data protection and availability. After talking about how DPM 2010 stacks up and supports Exchange Server 2010, we jumped...
  • Blog Post: Hockey Helmets, PCs and Laptops

    If you’re an IT administrator working in a smaller IT department, I’m sure you feel like banging your head sometimes as you find yourself reacting to end-user issues throughout your busy day. Somebody needs that new application installed, someone else is running out of disk space and yet another person...
  • Blog Post: Brad Anderson on Virtualization and X-Plat Support

    A few weeks back, I had a chance to sit down with Brad Anderson, GM of Microsoft's Management and Services Division (the folks who build System Center). We talked for a handful of minutes about virtualization, Ops Manager x-plat extensions, and some strategic developments and perspectives on what's coming...
  • 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...