The August 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at www.technetmagazine.com/issues/2007/08/.

This month, our experts tackle a number of exciting new solutions available in the System Center family of management products.  We begin with an overview of the forthcoming System Center Configuration Manager 2007, which builds on the legacy of Systems Management Server (SMS).  We also take a deeper dive into the Branch Distribution Point feature of Configuration Manager 2007.

We continue with a great article from David Mills about getting started with the new System Center Essentials, as well as an overview of the new Operations Manager 2007, and a walk through of the Operations Manager migration process. Last but not least, a look at the new SoftGrid application virtualization platform.

In addition, you'll find all of our regular columns including Security Watch, Windows PowerShell, Hey, Scripting Guy!, The Cable Guy, The Desktop Files, Windows Confidential with Raymond Chen, and more - all available at www.technetmagazine.com.

We continue to offer TechNet Magazine online in 11 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

As always, we welcome your comments and feedback.  Contact the editors anytime by e-mailing tnmag@microsoft.com.

Enjoy!

-Josh