Your data = Your information = Your business
Protecting your data really is about “Everybody’s Business”, so hopefully everybody is as excited as we are to announce the Release Candidate for the next generation of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager.
The DPM 2010 RC is now available for public download.
The DPM 2010 RC is now available for public download.
To find out more about what is in the RC and planned for DPM 2010 – check out last month’s webcast on “Get Ready for DPM 2010”
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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 that Microsoft undertook using a double-blind study, which effectively means that participants did not know that Microsoft was behind the questions. Focusing on 6 key workloads including email, collaboration and more, the research really highlights how implementing activities around automation of server management, virtualization of workloads, and integration of systems management can really help drive down the cost of running and maintaining a business’ IT architecture.
If you are interested in finding out ways where you can demonstrate return on investment and increased productivity with IT, this information presented within this webcast is a must. You should also take a look at this Microsoft site, which focused on how you can save costs with Microsoft, and presents a huge amount of useful information, news, reviews, and more!
To see how and where System Center can assist you with implementing the cost-reducing activities presented in our webcast, browse our website on System Center solutions for dynamic datacenters or contact your Microsoft account team or Microsoft partner.
Sacha Dawes, CISSP Sr. Technical Product Manager System Center Solutions for Dynamic Datacenters
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 Center Configuration Manager website Technical Documentation on vPro integration Intel vPro Expert Center website Great blog post on vPro planning and deployment
Jeff Wettlaufer Sr. Technical Product Manager System Center
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 to meet you! If you are a customer or partner of the System Center products, and would like to talk about anything, please feel free to contact us at the below information.
Even if it is just for a coffee, we would love to hear from you…
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 compatibility information to help plan for a Windows deployment.
With this connector update, Administrators will be able to utilize valuable Application Compatibility information right from within the Configuration Manager console. The ACT Connector provides the following functionality within the Admin console:
The ACT Connector can be downloaded here. Here are some additional resources:
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 product. The dashboard will help you stay informed of application and operating system deployments, security updates, system health status and more; whether on the plasma screen in your operations center, or your administrative desktop.
Some key benefits of the Dashboard are:
We welcome you to download and evaluate this add on to Configuration Manager 2007 today. Here are some key links and resources:
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One of the more common requests we receive from you regarding management pack availability is to communicate when new and updated releases become available. While we are looking to improve such an announcement capability in Pinpoint (the site of our new System Center Catalog – see my earlier blog for more information) the product team recently created a Twitter hashtag, #mpreleases, to help communicate of new and updated management packs.
Of course, given the open nature of Twitter it’s not just for Microsoft to leverage. Our partners, such as members of the System Center Alliance, MVPs, and more, can also leverage Twitter to announce and post links to more information about their management pack releases.
For more information on Twitter, check out http://www.twitter.com. Details on hashtags can be found here.