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Meet Operations Management Experts at our MMS Panel Session (EB01)
At MMS 2010 this year in Las Vegas we have a panel of experts ready to address your Operations Management questions at our EB01 Operations Management - Ask the Panel of Experts session, running on Wednesday 21st from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in Veronese 2501A. With expertise across all products in the...
14 Apr 2010
How System Center Aligns to Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends
A while ago, my colleague Jeff Wettlaufer posted a blog that presented a post on CIO.com that presented the “ 5 Must-have IT Management Technologies for 2010 .” Of the areas Jeff presented, it was great to see how System Center is already forging ahead to enable the delivery of those technologies and...
1 Mar 2010
System Center Service Manager 2010: An Integrated Platform for IT Service Management
Last Tuesday saw the announcement of the eagerly awaited RTM of Service Manager 2010 (build 5826) with the immediate availability of the product trial . The announcement was highlighted in Brad Anderson’s blog that covered the opening of MMS as well as in the Service Manager team blog … and now...
26 Apr 2010
Update – Cumulative Update for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 available in all localizations
Further to my blog on the consolidated updates for Operations Manager a couple of days ago, I’m pleased to announce that the team has pushed through the final localizations [Chinese (Simplified and Taiwan) and Portuguese (Brazil)] for the Cumulative Update for Operations Manager 2007 R2. The details...
28 Jan 2010
Hear of new/updated Management Pack releases via new Twitter hashtag (#mpreleases)
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...
1 Feb 2010
A Recap of MMS 2010
MMS 2010 , which ran April 19th-23rd in Las Vegas, was voted by its attendees (up 51% over last year) as one of the most successful conferences of the series! Many thanks to all who attended, and to our sponsors (including our platinum sponsors Dell, Hitachi and HP), for making this event such...
6 May 2010
Reducing IT Costs in the Datacenter with System Center
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...
9 Feb 2010
Microsoft Acquires Opalis Software
I am delighted to announce that Opalis Software -- the leader in IT process automation software -- is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft. This acquisition will deliver great new functionality to the Microsoft System Center family. Opalis Software brings capabilities that deliver...
11 Dec 2009
TechNet EDGE Interview on Service Manager 2010
Last week was published a video where I provide a brief introduction to System Center Service Manager 2010 . Frankly, I only scratch the surface of the rich capabilities of Service Manager, but you’ll get a decent overview of what the product can do including incident and change management, the...
27 Apr 2010
New Tool to Assist with Planning and Sizing Operations Manager 2007 R2 Deployments
[Repost of my original blog , from earlier in March] Released earlier this month, the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Sizing Helper is an interactive document that helps you plan and size deployments of Operations Manager 2007 R2. Recommendations from this Microsoft Excel-based tool will include the recommended...
1 Apr 2010
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