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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: The System Center team is heading to Europe

    Hey everyone, the System Center Team is heading to Amsterdam for the week of Feb 8th. We will be in town presenting to the EMEA Infrastructure, Deployment and Management Council at the Microsoft Netherlands Schiphol Office . While the event is not open to the broader public we are around and would love...
  • Blog Post: Attend the Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010

    Looking at virtualization but unsure about your options? Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Interested in VDI and Server Virtualization? Want to save on costs but wondering about ROI? How to improve IT flexibility? Have more questions than answers? Join us at the Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010...
  • Blog Post: Optimize Your Virtualization Deployments

    Hi, I’m Larry Orecklin, general manager of System Center product management and virtualization marketing. I’m in San Francisco this morning at a virtualization conference hosted by Bernstein Research, who provides investment research to institutional investors. It’s been interesting for me to see the...
  • 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: Who’s Got the Best Approach to Virtualization?

    As tempting as it may be to respond in the comments to this blog post, I urge you to check out the debate on the NetworkWorld site between Microsoft and VMware and cast your vote there. The editorial summary reads: VMware is the kingpin of virtualization, but the game is changing fast and Microsoft is...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Headed to WPC? Don't miss this great offer!

    Everyone is talking about the Cloud. At next week’s Worldwide Partner Conference, you and 12,000 other partners will be encouraged to take the cloud conversation to the next level from traditional virtualization to cloud-based computing. As your customer’s trusted advisor, you will best be...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta Direct from the Product Team

    On March 22nd at MMS 2011 this year, we announced the Beta for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 . Our customers are telling us it is about the “Service”. They want to better manage their infrastructure while providing more levels of self-service and faster time to implementation. With VMM 2012...
  • Blog Post: System Center and the Datacenter

    Hello. My name is Paul Ross and I’m a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the System Center team. I recently joined Microsoft from Business Objects and one of the key things I’ve been working on in the past few months is the launch of the new System Center products. It’s clearly been a busy week for...
  • Blog Post: Brad Anderson posts from MMS - Private Cloud Computing: It’s all About the Apps

    From the sold-out Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas, Brad Anderson posts about empowering our customers with Private Cloud computing. This post comes directly from the Official Microsoft Blog . View the related press release here . Private Cloud Computing: It’s all About the Apps This...
  • Blog Post: System Center VMM (VNext) and management of VMware

    Howdy - I'm Larry Grothaus, a product manager on the System Center team. To start out let me point out that there are two "Larry's" on the System Center business, with Larry Orecklin being the other. Larry "O" is the general manager over System Center product management and virtualization marketing and...
  • Blog Post: Customers Reap Benefits from Comprehensive Cloud Approach

    Take a look at Brad Anderson’s, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, perspective on Microsoft’s cloud computing strategy, our private cloud solutions and the economics of those solutions versus VMware. Click here to read more.
  • 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: Midsize Customers Benefit From New System Center Solution

    It’s fun and gratifying to have customers come back to you with positive feedback and evidence that you’ve delivered a solution which adds value to their business. Coming right on the heels of the System Center Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010 launch, we’ve been out talking to early-adopter...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 beta now available

    Exciting news for System Center, Windows Server Hyper-V, and VMWare customers. The beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available on the Microsoft Connect site for download . If you don't already have access to VMM on the Connect site you can get to it here by simply filling out...
  • Blog Post: News: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to release by end of year

    With the launch of Hyper-V, exciting news for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 with virtualization capabilities.
  • Blog Post: MMS 2008 Day 1: Big Day for The Data Center

    We’re just half a day into MMS 2008 and it’s already been a big day for our customers and the System Center team. This is the largest MMS in history and the huge crowds have so far been thoroughly rewarded for making the trip to Las Vegas and haven’t even had to bet cash to get it. (That is only gambling...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the official System Center blog from Brad Anderson

    Hi and welcome to the first post on the official System Center blog and please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Brad Anderson and I’m the General Manager for the Management and Solutions Division at Microsoft. In this position I oversee the teams responsible for the development and engineering...
  • Blog Post: System Center in the News

    Check back for more articles and blog posts about System Center products. Dave Marshall, a self-professed 'virualization freak' writes about how VMware predicts the death of the OS. Well, sort of. over at the InfoWorld's Virtualization report. He had a chance to speak with Zane Adam, Sr. Director...
  • Blog Post: New Whitepaper: Choosing the App-V delivery model

    Hi everyone, we wanted to get you a quick link to a new whitepaper written by our friend and MVP Ment van der Plas . During our recent trip to Amsterdam the team had a chance to sit down with Ment and talk about Virtualization , and in particular his experience in the area of Application Virt . Ment...
  • Blog Post: Remote Site IT Management (or “Who unplugged the server this time?”)

    “In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There is a lot to be said for simplicity, especially when it comes to IT management. Fewer, more centralized systems mean less complexity. Less complexity means less cost and effort...