News

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 4 has shipped

The big update this month is the release of Cumulative Update 4 for OpsMgr 2007 R2. This update includes a number of fixes, support for upgrading to SQL 2008 R2, and a new feature which helps Management Servers recover from a database outage.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449679

Operations Manager 2007 R2 lands Microsoft as a Gartner Magic Quadrant ‘Leader’

Microsoft was very pleased to see that in consideration of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Gartner placed Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant of its ECA MQ !

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/02/04/operations-manager-2007-r2-lands-microsoft-as-a-gartner-magic-quadrant-leader.aspx

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

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 Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Brian Wrenn on OpsMgr MP Authoring – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

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

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

Operations Manager & MOM

SCOM 2007 R2 VHD

This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. It enables you to evaluate System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ef67ea4f-b8af-436f-80ae-33936f26f110

Windows Server DNS 2003/2008/2008 R2 Monitoring Management Pack

This management Pack monitors DNS infrastructure health, availability and performance on Microsoft Windows server 2003/2008/2008 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=633b718f-5fe8-47d5-a395-8203f8ec354f

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Monitoring Management Pack

The Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Monitoring Management Pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1 cluster environment. It monitors Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1 components – such as the head node, compute nodes, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) broker nodes, workstation nodes, the cluster network, and the HPC Job Scheduler service – to report issues that can cause downtime or poor performance for the cluster that is running Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 or Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1.

http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/windows-hpc-server-2008-r2-monitoring-management-pack-12884911376

BizTalk Server 2010 Management Pack

BizTalk Server 2010 Management Pack offers monitoring capabilities for BizTalk artifacts and BizTalk-related platform components. It allows administrators to monitor health state of various BizTalk artifacts such as Send Ports, Orchestrations etc. and platform artifacts such as Host Instances (BizTalk service). Further, this mp includes performance views, diagnostic capability and alerts.

http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/biztalk-server-2010-monitoring-management-pack-12884907218

SQL Server Appliance Base Management Pack

The SQL Server Appliance Base Management Pack helps you manage your SQL Server Appliances by discovering different types of SQL Server Appliances in your network and distinguishing them from other Windows Servers.

http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/sql-server-appliance-base-monitoring-management-pack-12884910994

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: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Secondary Site server roles do not use Custom Web Sites

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2496160/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Distribution Manager in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 may require several hours after startup before it begins to process packages

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956194/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Asset Intelligence "License 01A" report incorrectly reports the MSDN editions of Windows Server 2008 as Windows XP in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 if MAK keys are used

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2481567/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Software inventory is incorrect for .exe, .dll, or .ocs files for Windows Embedded CE 5.x-based or Windows Embedded CE 6.0-based mobile devices in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483226/en-US

Other

Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010: Description of Cumulative Update 1 for System Center Service Manager 2010 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2484853/en-US