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  • Blog Post: TechEd EMEA 2012 Save the Date

    Based on your feedback, Microsoft is excited to announce we’re shifting Tech·Ed Europe back to the summer timeframe, resuming in 2012. Mark your calendars: the next Tech·Ed Europe will be held the week of June 25, 2012 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in the historical and picturesque...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Check out our Facebook fan page for MMS

    Hi everyone, in case you haven’t seen our MMS Facebook page yet, its worth checking out.  There are regular wall posts, links, and informational tidbits worth catching! You can join the Facebook page here .           Jeff Wettlaufer Sr Technical Product Manager System Center...
  • Blog Post: 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 virtual machine libraries, templates and virtual hard...
  • 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: How New Efficiencies in Software Can Help Businesses Go Green

    It is widely known that companies have become more conscious about their impact on the environment, and with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day approaching, I wanted to provide a lens on how some of us in Redmond think about the green implications of technology, efficiency and the  environment ....
  • Blog Post: Thank You for Your Time……

    Good morning everyone from a dark and raining Redmond, USA. My name is Jeff Wettlaufer and I am excited to join you here on the ‘Because It’s Everybody’s Business’ blog. Like many of you, I have been in the IT industry for a number of years, and have enjoyed a passion for technology throughout. I have...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 1

    Hey everyone, I wanted to make you aware of a new Architecture Guide now available for the Azure platform.  How do you build applications to be scalable and have high availability? Along with developing the applications, you must also have an infrastructure that can support them. You may need to...
  • Blog Post: Identity and Access coming to MMS 2011

    Looking for Identity and Access content at MMS?  Our teammate Brjann posted this over on his blog ….. Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas , March 21-25, will host breakout sessions and a ask the experts booth on Identity and Access for the first time. I’m very excited to be able to deliver...
  • Blog Post: 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 Configuration Manager 2007 R3 RC Update now available...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1

    The next version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit—version 2012— is now available for beta download. To participate, register for MDT 2012 Beta 1 at Microsoft Connect. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave of System Center releases with support for System Center Configuration...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit V2 Released

    Today the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit V2 went live on the Microsoft Download Center. This release is a follow up to our original release back in 2007. With this V2 release we re-introduced the Delete Group Class , MP Troubleshooter , Preload Package and Send Schedule Tools from the...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2012: Unifying the Infrastructure

    In this video, Jeff Wettlaufer, a Sr Technical Product Manager for System Center at Microsoft demonstrates Configuration Manager 2012. In this demo, Jeff shows how to reduce costs by unifying IT management infrastructure. Jeff Wettlaufer Sr Technical Product Manager System Center, Management and Security...
  • Blog Post: 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 available and what they involve.  The...
  • Blog Post: 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 trying to implement Power Management policy. ...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2011 is right around the corner

    Hey everyone, we had a chance to speak with Brad and briefly talk about the MMS 2011 keynotes that he is involved in this year.   There are 2 related keynotes this year.  Day 1 is focused on the Cloud, and the Day 2 is focused on Consumerization of IT. We hope you enjoy the video, and...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: eWeek Review of Configuration Manager 2007 R3 now published

    Hi everyone, recently we had the chance to talk with  eWeek’s Cameron Sturdevant about ConfigMgr 2007 R3.  Cameron has now published his review here . Microsoft SCCM 2007 R3 Streamlines User Management Some key quotes from the article : “The rejuvenating updates embodied in System Center Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Machine Test Drive Program Update

    Good morning everyone, we wanted to get you an update on the ConfigMgr 2007 R2 Virtual Machine Test Drive Program.  The VM that has been available up until now has just expired.  We have now gone through the process of re-arming the time limit for the VM, and this update is now available here...
  • Blog Post: Where is Wally at MMS 2011?

    A common question every year at MMS is ‘Where’s Wally?’  You wont find him at the tables, slots, or the bars, pools, or even the Blue Man Group.  As a foundational member of the event, Wally is deep in sessions all week, running no less than 26 sessions this year!  He is a major attraction...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2012 Evidence, Demonstrations and Early Experiences……

    Hey everyone, we wanted to showcase what some of our Community Evaluation Program participants have been creating around their experiences so far with ConfigMgr 2012.  Below is a list of blogs, demos, and videos done by some incredibly talented people on their own time on their own blogs. Thanks...
  • Blog Post: 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, to support nightly IT operations, or simply from...
  • Blog Post: Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable, The Last Mile: Pilot and Deploy Windows® 7

    Good morning everyone, we are about to start a really interesting Panel Webcast, hosted by Mark Russinovich.  Come and  join Microsoft Technical Fellow, Mark Russinovich, as he will be leading a discussion around the process of planning, testing, assessing and rolling out Windows 7 in an enterprise...
  • 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...