News

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 3

Cumulative Update 3 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2 is now available. This update also includes Cumulative Update 3 for Cross-Platform Components (KB2222955).

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2251525

Microsoft Acquires AVIcode

I am excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired AVIcode, Inc, a Baltimore-based private company recognized as a leader in .NET application performance monitoring. AVIcode will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft, with the software being delivered through the System Center product family.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/10/06/microsoft-acquires-avicode.aspx

Support for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 that runs on a SQL Server 2008 R2 database

The support is divided into two phases. Phase one supports new installations of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. Phase two supports upgrading an existing System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 deployment to run on a SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The existing deployment has database roles hosted on a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) server or on a Microsoft SQL 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) server.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2425714

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 unleashed!

Today we are pleased to announce the release and availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3! Organizations of all sizes use System Center Configuration Manager for better insight and control of their servers, PCs and devices across physical, virtual and distributed environments. Now, R3 brings a complete set of power management tools for more Green IT, mobile device management capabilities, as well as other enhancements.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/10/14/system-center-configuration-manager-2007-r3-unleashed.aspx

Configuration Manager & SMS

Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr

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

System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten

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

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/b/operationsmgr/

Kevin Holman's OpsMgr Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/

Jonathan Almquist on Operations Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/

Jimmy Harper’s Operations Manager Bog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jimmyharper/

Other

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

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

The App-V Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/

The Out of Band Management Support Team Blog

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

Tweets

Operations Manager & MOM

#OpsMgr

Tweets from the Ops manager team

#MPReleases

Notification of new Management Pack Releases as they happen.

Downloads

System Center Operations Manager

Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Monitoring Management Pack

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=97ca3b31-3653-4d60-bdad-3f2017febdc3

Host Integration Server 2010 Monitoring Management Pack

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=11103e5a-3062-4c8e-aa49-eecf21fa5d09

BizTalk Server 2010 Monitoring Management Pack

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0904fa8e-ac94-4882-89da-964a23a799f0

Other

Business Technology Simplified

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this book is designed to help small business owners explore how technology can make their businesses more competitive and efficient.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=cb22851d-8195-4a46-b30c-9a57bcff0440

Events/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

If you have questions or feedback, contact us.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454027&culture=en-US

New KB's

Configuration Manager & SMS

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2: Users may be unable to view and execute the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 reports hosted on SQL Reporting Services

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2428400/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Description of the prerequisite hotfix for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977384/en-US

Operations Manager & MOM

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: Description of Cross Platform Cumulative Update 3 for Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2222955/en-US

Other

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Troubleshooting system state backup of a protected server in System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2428303/en-US

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1: Description of the latest hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: October 9, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2250436/en-US