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Looking Back, Moving Forward: System Center and Virtualization
Today, I wanted to take a look back at 2009. It is simply amazing when you look at where Microsoft® System Center and Microsoft Virtualization were at the beginning of the year and where we are today. When we started 2009, we were really still promoting the new releases of Windows Server® 2008 Hyper...
10 Dec 2009
Using SCE 2010 to Slay the IT Jabberwocky!
One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back. ~Lewis Carol I recently went to see the new Alice In Wonderland movie with my family and really enjoyed it. You haven’t seen the Mad Hatter until...
31 Mar 2010
Looking Back (and Forward) – It all Seems to be About Unified Management
December is a great time to look back at the year as a whole: Most things are winding down, so it is nice to appreciate what happened so far And yet, there are some projects that we are in the home stretch for. So with all of my travelling obligations over, it is a time to buckle down for four weeks...
1 Dec 2009
System Center Team Lights Up Convergence US in Atlanta
On April 24-27 members of the System Center Essentials and Data Protection Manager teams were in Atlanta at Convergence US for the launch of SCE 2010 and DPM 2010 . This Microsoft Dynamics event was held at the Georgia World Congress Center with over 8,000 customers, partners, press, and staff onsite...
3 May 2010
System Center Hits “Big Easy” for TechEd
If you’re coming to the “Big Easy” ( New Orleans ), for TechEd North America , and you work in a midsize business, be sure to come see us at the Microsoft Demo Station Stations for SCE 2010 and DPM 2010 , to see how we’re making virtualization and IT management “Big Easy” for midsize businesses! We also...
5 Jun 2010
SCE 2010 + DPM 2010: HOT at TechEd 2010!
When heading down to New Orleans for TechEd North America a couple weeks ago, my mind wandered back to the TechEd three years ago In Orlando where we launched SCE 2007, the very first System Center IT management solution Microsoft specifically built for midsize businesses. Yes, I got a bit teary-eyed...
22 Jun 2010
Living in a Virtual World
It never ceases to amaze me how fast our world can change around us. The quote "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." from the classic 1980's movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off has never been more true. I really believe that virtualization is one...
18 Sep 2009
What’s a CP-901 and how did I get here?
Hello - my name is David Mills and I’m a Senior Product Manager on the Microsoft System Center marketing team. I’ve been with Microsoft for almost 10 years now and for the past four years, I’ve been involved in product planning and technical product management focused on the IT Management needs of midsize...
2 Dec 2009
Microsoft “gets” Small Business
This week, a new report from Compass Intelligence ranked Microsoft as #1 among the top technology vendors that are effectively serving small businesses. Stephanie Mehta at CNN Money.com published an article this week that listed the top ten vendors, with Microsoft going from #6 last year to #1. ...
9 Dec 2009
Time for New IT Tools? SCE 2010 & DPM 2010 Launch!
If you’re like most people, you’ve faced a maintenance or repair job that was bigger than the tools in your toolbox. Maybe your in-sink disposal got jammed when one of your kids decided it would be a fun place to “blend” their sibling’s favorite miniature stuffed animal? So, you needed a basket wrench...
19 Apr 2010
Hello from TechEd EMEA in Berlin
Hello everyone. This week, I’m in Berlin for TechEd EMEA 2009. TechEd EMEA is a great event, where I get a chance to not only present on Microsoft Virtualization but also meet with real IT professionals, that use our products every day. I’ve already presented a couple times on Hyper-V and Virtual Machine...
11 Nov 2009
Bang Your Head!!!
Sometimes it can be annoying when a song gets stuck in your head, but pretty hard to avoid – especially when you have a habit of fixating on things like I do. When my daughter asks me to download some new songs for her Zune , I end up getting the latest songs by Justin Bieber, Katy Perry or Taylor Swift...
26 Jan 2010
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