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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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: Operationalizing Compliance with System Center and Tripwire

    I regularly hear from customers that one of the biggest challenges (and costs) they face in server and datacenter management is compliance. It just seems to take a lot of time and effort to make a compliant environment a reality. (This is clearly part of the overall cost of a high degree of manual datacenter...
  • Blog Post: Running SharePoint Virtually (VIDEO)

    In conversations with customers and partners, most organizations running SharePoint are now considering running it on virtualized servers. Last week, Michael Noel, partner at Convergent Computing – a Microsoft Gold Partner and SharePoint MVP, sat down with me to talk about running SharePoint components...
  • Blog Post: What is new in DPM 2007 Service Pack 1 -- check out this EDGE video

    At IT Forum last week, the general public got a chance to see DPM 2007 Service Pack 1. It isn't quite released yet, but still tracking really well for December. So, to give everyone else a taste of what is in SP1 -- check out this video on EDGE.TECHNET.COM. And look for a weekly podcast on Edge...
  • Blog Post: Pushing the Webvelope: System Center Site Gets a New Look

    Every once in a while, you get a chance to push the proverbial envelope, and try to innovate and make a substantive change that has the user’s needs, as best you understand them, front and center. The organizational appetite for change reaches a critical mass, the planets and resources align, and...
  • Blog Post: Bytes by TechNet – on DPM 2010 client backups

    “Listen or watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews today!” Get insights or IT solutions from IT Professionals and the latest Microsoft news in a fun and practical format. Watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews featuring influential IT Professionals, from the community and Microsoft, around a variety...
  • Blog Post: So What Exactly is Opalis?

    New Opalis Overview Videos Now Available As announced in December , Opalis is now part of the System Center family . We are really excited about the value that the Opalis IT Process Automation can deliver to our customer’s datacenter environment. Since the acquisition closed we’ve had...
  • Blog Post: System Center Partner Announcements in Barcelona

    Just wanted to highlight a few partner announcements I’ve heard and seen at the show today in Barcelona. App-V (formerly SoftGrid) has great momentum and announced several new great partners who have developed business value add-ons for this new release. I talked to Scott Farrand, VP of ESS...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Need Disaster Recovery? check out this new video from Data Protection Manager

    For many environments, simply providing reliable backup and recovery of key workloads like SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint is more than enough - and DPM 2007 certainly delivers on that. For larger enterprises, distributed branch-office environments, and those with mandates for off-site protection...
  • Blog Post: Service Level Dashboard for Operations Manager 2007 R2 (Videos)

    Use the Service Level Dashboard to keep mission-critical, line of business applications up and running. In these three short screencasts, IT Pro Evangelist Matt Hester shows how you can use the Service Level Dashboard 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to keep mission-critical, line...
  • Blog Post: Why Social Media Are Important to the Business

    Nifty YouTube video circulating around that does a fine job of presenting data on social media—how it’s changing the culture of communications and so necessarily the way companies need to shift the way they market their products and services. It also explains in global terms why I’m...
  • 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: 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: AVIcode 5.7 now available

    In October 2010, Microsoft announced that it had acquired AVIcode, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary. ( blog post on acquisition ) Tweet Today, we are pleased to announce the release of AVIcode 5.7 !! AVIcode is available exclusively in connection with the purchase of System...
  • 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: Talking with Brad about Client Management and ‘the Beta’

    Hi everyone, we hope you are having a great week. Its been an amazing few days in Redmond, the Campus is lit up with excitement with the achievement of a major milestone. ConfigMgr v.Next Beta 1 has been released, and the downloads within 24 hours have passed north of 500 already. We expect this to keep...
  • 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...
  • 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...