News

Watch the MMS keynotes on the web!

Come view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web. Don’t miss this opportunity to see our top executives discuss the latest IT Management news, strategies, and solutions from Microsoft, and how to apply them in your organization

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/infrastructure/Default.aspx

Being asked to deliver Green IT? See what Configuration Manager R3 can do for you

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 has long been a favorable choice for organizations of all sizes to comprehensively assess, deploy and update servers, clients and devices across physical, virtual, distributed and mobile environments. Now with Configuration Manager 2007 R3, IT organizations get additional tools to help them enable Green IT. By adding the ability to centrally monitor and control the power consumption of Windows clients, Configuration Manager R3 can help organizations decrease their carbon footprint and potentially help them realize significant cost savings on energy bills and reduce their overall environmental impact. It also works with the robust power management capabilities built into Windows 7, giving you better control over the power management configurations of your Windows 7 clients additional tools to help them enable Green IT. By adding

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/configuration-manager/cm-r3-power-management.aspx

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Beta download now available

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/configuration-manager/cm-r3.aspx

DPM 2010 and System Center Essentials 2010 RTM

With the announcement of the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010, Microsoft is providing a unified virtualization and IT management solution that will give midsize businesses the right tools for their IT toolboxes to take control and simplify the complexity of managing their physical and virtual servers, PCs, network devices PLUS seamlessly back-up and restore their critical business data on servers and PCs.

http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2010/04/19/the-right-tools-for-the-job-sce-2010-dpm-2010.aspx

Configuration Manager & SMS

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/

The Deployment Guys

http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys

System Center Configuration Manager Solutions

http://blogs.technet.com/mwiles/

Carlos Santiago's Manageability Blog - Configuration Manager

http://blogs.technet.com/carlossantiago/

Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings

http://blogs.technet.com/mniehaus/

Paul Thomsen at myITforum.com

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/pthomsen/default.aspx

Jeff Gilbert's Web blog at myITforum.com

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/default.aspx

Operations Manager & MOM

The Operations Manager Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/operationsmgr/

Other

Steve Rachui's Manageability blog - ConfigMgr/OpsMgr

http://blogs.msdn.com/steverac/

System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten

http://blogs.msdn.com/rslaten/

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

The App-V Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/Softgrid/

The Out of Band Management Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/oob/

Downloads

Configuration Manager & SMS

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Beta

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/configuration-manager/cm-r3.aspx

Configuration Manager Dashboard

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers track application and operating system deployments, security updates, the health status, and IT compliance with key regulations—with an easy to use, customizable Web interface. Because the Dashboard is built on Windows® SharePoint® Services, IT staff can access information without using the Configuration Manager console.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=27fe0d80-38c6-464a-953a-1c2edcf35c2d

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

Operations Manager & MOM

Windows Server IIS 7 for SC OpsMgr 2007

The Internet Information Services Management Pack provides proactive and reactive monitoring of your Internet Information Services (IIS) environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=d351bca8-182b-4223-8c9e-627e184ba02b

Other

Microsoft Operations Framework

MOF 4.0 is practical guidance for IT organizations. With the release of version 4.0, MOF now reflects a single, comprehensive IT service lifecycle—it helps IT professionals connect service management principles to everyday IT tasks and activities and ensures alignment between IT and the business.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=457ed61d-27b8-49d1-baca-b175e8f54c0c

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

Events/Webcasts

Configuration Manager & SMS

TechNet Webcast: System Center and the Green Client (Level 300)

Monday, May 24, 2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

With the release of the Windows 7 operating system, new capabilities, working scenarios, and efficiencies are emerging. In the area of green IT, Windows 7 contains new features that, when combined with Microsoft System Center, drive the reduction of operational costs through centrally controlled power management. In this webcast, we describe the enterprise-class power management capabilities that were introduced in the newly released Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Configuration Manager 2007 R3. From integration with Intel vPro technology, to power management planning, to centrally controlled policy application, to industry-standard reporting formats, join us to learn why Configuration Manager should be your technology of choice to help reduce energy costs.

Presenter: Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032450957&culture=en-US

Service Manager

TechNet Webcast: How System Center Service Manager 2010 integrates with System Center (300 level)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Learn how Service Manager 2010 works with Operations Manager and Configuration Manager. Demos will include automatic incident creation and remediation using Operations Manager, self-service software provisioning and compliance management using Configuration Manager.
Presenter: Charlie Chase, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032445740

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010: Automating MOF and ITIL (Level 300)

Friday, May 21, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

In this webcast, we focus on how Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 automates change, incident, problem, and configuration management. Join us to get a deep understanding of the features and capabilities of Service Manager and automating Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) practices.

Presenters: Ketan Ghelani, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation and Vladimir Bakhmetyev, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

 
 
 
 

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032442971

TechNet Webcast: Implementation, Architecture, and Administration of Service Manager 2010 (Level 300)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Learn about the practical aspects of a System Center Service Manager 2010 deployment.  You will see how to deploy, configure, and administer the product.  Discover best practices for Service Manager implementations around deployment topology, network considerations, deploying on VMs, availability, and disaster recovery.  You will also get insider tips and demos for administration, customization, troubleshooting, and more.  After attending this webcast, you will take away a good understanding of what it takes for a successful real-life experience with Service Manager.

Presenters: Marc Umeno, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation and Darko Vukovic, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032443671

TechNet Webcast: Extending and Customizing System Center Service Manager 2010 (Level 400)

Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 is built on a powerful, mature platform that allows you to easily customize and extend the product to meet the needs of the most demanding customers and partners. In this webcast, we explain a wide range of methods for customizing and extending Service Manager, including extending the CMDB model and creating custom forms, templates, workflows, and reports. This is a very technical session with lots of XML and code.
Presenters: Travis Wright, Senior Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Corporation and Corina Feuerstein, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032442916

DPM 2010

 
 
 

TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery and Advanced Data Protection Manager 2010 Scenarios (Level 100)

Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

In this webcast, we focus on delivering disaster recovery through Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 without requiring expensive third-party replication products or storage solutions. For enterprise scenarios, we discuss deploying DPM agents with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and monitoring the DPM environment with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr). For mid-sized business scenarios, we cover deploying DPM agents and monitoring the DPM environment with Microsoft System Center Essentials.

Presenters: Nileema Shingte, Program Manager , Microsoft Corporation and Tim Kremer, TSP - Management, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032447907&culture=en-US

Management & Security Attach – Ask the Experts

Friday, May 07, 2010 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Help your SMB customers control costs, reduce complexity, and secure their business with Microsoft® Management, Identity and Security solutions. In these hands-on working sessions, you will learn how to identify System Center and Forefront cross-sell opportunities and get equipped to effectively close them. Microsoft technical sales resources will deliver content, answer questions, and if you request, extend you additional support and guidance on your pending deals.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032447705&culture=en-US

Management & Security Attach – Ask the Experts

Friday, May 21, 2010 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Help your SMB customers control costs, reduce complexity, and secure their business with Microsoft® Management, Identity and Security solutions. In these hands-on working sessions, you will learn how to identify System Center and Forefront cross-sell opportunities and get equipped to effectively close them. Microsoft technical sales resources will deliver content, answer questions, and if you request, extend you additional support and guidance on your pending deals.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032447706&culture=en-US

On Demand Webcasts

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42364#42364

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42363

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42365

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42555

Microsoft System Center Overview On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42366

New KB's

Configuration Manager & SMS

Sys Mgmt Svr Ent Ed 2003 EN: In large SMS 2003 hierarchies that have many sites, site-to-site replication slows down (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950306/EN-US

Operations Manager & MOM

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: How to test notification settings after you configure e-mail notifications for a recipient or for a subscription in Operations Manager 2007 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934756/EN-US

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: How to use diagnostic tracing in System Center Operations Manager 2007 and in System Center Essentials 2007 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942864/EN-US

Other

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package rollup 2 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950082/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Recommended hotfixes for Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 systems (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961659/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: February 16, 2009 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/963102/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: April 14, 2009 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968579/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: June 4, 2009 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970867/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: A hotfix rollup package is available for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: August 28, 2009 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970868/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: October 23, 2009 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976542/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: "DPM encountered a retryable VSS error" error message when you use System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 or System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to protect a Hyper-V virtual machine that has Forefront TMG 2010 installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981948/EN-US