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September, 2010

  • Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 – Now Available!

    Hey everyone, we wanted to update you on a recent beta announcement.  We are pleased today to announce the release of Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 for download.  VMST 3.0 helps you reduce IT costs by making it easier to update offline...
  • P2V Migration for Software Assurance Beta 2 now available, including ConfigMgr integration!

    Hey everyone, a few weeks ago we released a beta of the new P2V tool for OS Deployment.  We are really pleased to update that information with a beta refresh, Beta 2.   The P2V Migration for Software Assurance can now be implemented using...
  • Announcing the Forefront Endpoint Protection Community Evaluation Program

    The Microsoft® Forefront™ team is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for participation in the Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Community Evaluation Program (CEP). The goal of this program is to provide early adopters...
  • Extending System Center with Verdiem

    In this video Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center speaks with Verdiem VP Marketing Brett Goodwin about the Energy Management capabilities delivered in the Verdiem ‘Surveyor’ technology. Verdiem had an interesting story about...
  • Extending System Center with Adaptiva

    In this video Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center speaks with Deepak Kumar, CTO and Founder of Adaptiva. Jeff and Deepak talk about the extensions delivered by the Adaptiva ‘Green Planet’ technology for System Center Configuration...
  • Extending System Center with 1E

    In this video Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center speaks with Dave Lippa, Solution Engineer for 1E. Jeff and Dave talk about the extensions delivered by the 1E ‘Nighwatchman’ technology for System Center Configuration Manager...
  • What Program is right for my organization?

    Hey everyone, we have had some questions about what program means what, and what is the best way to evaluate, or provide feedback on System Center Configuration Manager v.Next  technology.  The list below attempts to position the different programs...
  • Implementing Power Management with Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Hi everyone, we continue our series today with some implementation coverage of the Power Management features in R3. Monitor Current Power Usage and Settings  - Successful implementation of a client power management plan ideally requires multiple...
  • Configuration Manager 2007 R3: Power Management - Traditional Barriers to Power Management

    Good morning everyone, starting with yesterday’s introduction to what is it and why is Power Management important, we thought we would continue our series on Power Management and talk about what are the typical issues, challenges or blockers IT face when...
  • Configuration Manager 2007 R3: Power Management . What is it and why is it important?

    For many years, IT client power management has been an area of challenge for many organizations. While energy-saving desktop and laptop hardware has been available for some time, power-saving settings are often disabled out of fears of data corruption...
  • Role Based Administration in ConfigMgr v.Next

    Hey everyone, following from Bill’s post on User Centric, we have also posted a video online demonstrating RBA, or Role Based Administration in ConfigMgr v.Next.  What is RBA?  RBA a simplified administration of security permissions within the...
  • Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Videos

    Hi everyone, we had some requests this week to get some demos (re) posted on Configuration Manager 2007 R3 and the Power Management.  So, here they are.  Have a great weekend.  We will get some more up early next week! Some links for you...
  • TechEd Berlin, are you going?

    Good morning everyone, the next event the Forefront and System Center teams are driving for  (well not literally) is TechEd Berlin.   This is be far the largest event on our EMEA calendar, and the amount of prep time the team spends to get there...
  • Bootable Media in ConfigMgr v.Next

    Good morning everyone, our friends over on the ‘Inside OSD’ blog, the OS Deployment PM Team, recently published a blog about the enhancements to Bootable media coming in our next release.  With the continued interested in Windows deployment, bootable...
  • Community Evaluation Program Update

    Hey everyone, you may have recently heard about the upcoming CEP for Opalis, from Adam at this post .  We wanted to let you know that shortly we will be providing details of 2 additional CEPs for Forefront Endpoint protection and Configuration Manager...
  • Announcing the P2V Migration Tool for Software Assurance Beta

    Hey everyone, if you are considering any type of client migration on you way to Windows 7 , and you have thought about how to manage the end user experience through the process, you may want to check this out. P2V Migration for Software Assurance uses...