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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Deployment review

    Hey everyone, as we continue our cadence on the topic on Windows 7 deployment, our team here in Redmond had a chance to meet with Randy George at Information Week to talk about the System Center capabilities. We spent a few hours with Randy walking through a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration, fully automated...
  • Blog Post: Talking About Windows

    We recently had a chance to sit with our friends in Windows and talk about Deployment. If you haven’t had a chance yet to visit the site , check it out. There are some really interesting topics posted over there………… We recorded about 45 minutes of discussion regarding Windows deployment, there are currently...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard: now available

    The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers keep track of application and operating system deployments, security updates, the health status of computers, and IT compliance with key regulations—with an easy to use, customizable dashboard. The dashboard has a collection...
  • 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: Scale and Performance improvements in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Hi everyone, recently we recorded a look into the new scale and performance improvements we will ship in ConfigMgr 2007 R3. There are 3 main areas of enhancement being made to the core capabilities of ConfigMgr. These are as follows: Delta Active directory Discovery – AD discovery has 2 main tasks. Discovering...
  • Blog Post: The Optimized Desktop, Windows 7 managed by System Center. A chat with some Experts.

    Hey everyone, we were in London for an EMEA ‘Best of MMS’ event a week ago and while there, had a chance to catch up with some great partners to talk about Windows 7 deployment, the Optimized Desktop and customer experiences. In this video, Jeff speaks with John and Carl from Orinoko about what they...
  • Blog Post: Client Deployment with System Center Part 1: Application Management

    Hi everyone, we start our first in the series on ‘Client Deployment with System Center’, and logically we begin with one of the biggest challenges every customer in the world faces. Applications. Organizations are becoming more and more engaged in what is running on client systems , using new tools,...
  • Blog Post: Client Deployment with System Center Part 2: Utilizing Client Management Software

    Recently we posted an article that referenced the top focus areas for Client Deployment, and started a 5 part series on the elements involved. We posted Part 1 a week ago focused on Application Management, and its now time for Part 2. In our first part of the series we spoke about the need, and the tools...
  • Blog Post: What’s in store for MMS ……

    I thought I would re-post this video, in case some of you missed the original release. We had a chance to catch up with Brad and talk about what is in store for MMS this year. It is going to be a stellar event……… Some resources for you: MMS 2010 Website link MMS also has a twitter hashtag, simply follow...
  • Blog Post: Thinking about Windows 7 Migrations? Here are some inside tips from early customer experiences…

    Hey everyone from GMT +1. The System Center team is sitting at a very early breakfast in Amsterdam this morning, looking outside at the 6” of new snow that fell overnight. We are here this week to talk about Windows deployment, with some of our biggest customers in Europe, let alone the world. We have...
  • Blog Post: 64-Bit Momentum Surges with Windows 7

    Hey everyone, I wanted to make you aware of a recent post by Brandon LeBlanc on the trend of x64 architecture and Windows 7.  To pull a quote from his blog : “Are you running a 64-bit edition of Windows 7? There is a high likelihood you are. As of June 2010, we see that 46% of all PCs worldwide...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming event, Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Hour, March 18, 9:00 AM PST

    Looking at desktop virtualization including VDI? Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Want savings, but unsure of the tradeoffs? Have more questions than answers on the topic? Please mark your calendar for the Desktop Virtualization Hour, Thursday, March 18th, 9am PST. Watch and interact live with...
  • Blog Post: Have you got some questions about the Beta Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?

    Happy Friday everyone, we wanted to make you aware of a new FAQ that has been released for the Service Pack Beta.  It’s actually got a great list of questions on it, so you may want to give it a quick look.  It’s too many to post here, so we have just placed the links for you. Windows 7 and...
  • 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: Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector Update

    To help our customers accelerate their testing and deployment of Windows 7, we are really pleased to announce an update to the ACT Connector for Configuration Manager. The Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector (ACT Connector) assists administrators with collecting the necessary computer and application...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Dashboard Beta released

    We are pleased to announce the Beta release of our Dashboard Solution Accelerator. The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers utilize a browser based graphically rich reporting experience that showcases the robust reporting capabilities of the world’s leading system management...
  • Blog Post: Windows Springboard Bus Tour, information for you

    Hey everyone, we just came out of a meeting in Building 37 with our friends Stephen Rose and Jeremy Chapman, talking about the European Bus tour.  Building on the North American tour from last year, the boys are off to travel through Europe with some great cities on the list.  What is the Springboard...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta Now available

    Hey guys, you can now get an early look at the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 beta through the CARE program. This is a combined Service Pack for both the Client and Server OS platforms.  Inside the SP, there are some changes specific to Windows 7, some for Server and then some common updates...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager Dashboard: What does it really look like?

    Hi everyone, we have had a number of requests to share some experiences with the new Dashboard beta we have released . We have had several requests for some screen shots of an environment with some data. Here are some sample screen shots from a demo VM set we are running, but hopefully they will give...
  • Blog Post: Inside Tips for Windows 7 Deployment Continued

    Last week we blogged about some early lessons learned from Windows 7 deployment. It seems like this is a pretty hot topic, as today more information has come out from Forrester in a CIO article written by Shane O’Neill . Over the past six months Forrester has spoken with 40 Windows 7 early adopters,...
  • Blog Post: Talking about the Optimized Desktop with Orinoko

    Hey everyone, we were  in London for an EMEA ‘Best of MMS’ event in a week ago. and while there, had a chance to catch up with some great partners to talk about Windows 7 deployment, Optimized Desktop and customer experiences. In this video, Jeff speaks with John and Carl from Orinoko about what...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager and Intel vPro integration

    Hi everyone, recently at the Intel Developer Forum , we sat down with our friends at Intel and recorded a demonstration of the integration between ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 and Intel vPro. The video is now live, and is available here on Edge. I hope you find it useful. For more information, please visit: System...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 unleashed!

    Today we are pleased to announce the release and availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 ! Organizations of all sizes use System Center Configuration Manager for better insight and control of their servers, PCs and devices across physical, virtual and distributed environments. Now...
  • Blog Post: Client Deployment with System Center

    Hey everyone, we are commencing a 5 part series on this blog about Client Deployment, and based on some recent trends, publications and evaluations we have determined there are 5 topics we will focus on. These will post in the below order. The topics are as follows: Application Compatibility Utilizing...