News

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 now Available

Consumerization is a growing challenge for IT organizations. System Center Configuration Manager 2012 helps IT empower people to use the devices and applications they need to be productive, while maintaining corporate compliance and control. The boundaries between work and life have blurred to where people expect reliable, consistent access to corporate services from wherever they are, on any device they're using.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ff657840.aspx

MMS 2011, SYSTEM CENTER 2012 AND MORE...

We’re having a great week at a sold-out MMS 2011 in Las Vegas! To say it’s a busy week would be a huge understatement. Honestly, there’s so much happening, I can’t blog about all these topics and begin to do any of them justice. So I’m going to provide a high level description with links to the details. Trust me--you’re going to want to check this out in depth. I’ll cover Target Corporations’ virtualization success, System Center 2012—including System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 beta, System Center Advisor beta, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 beta—and the release of Windows Intune.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/03/24/jeff-s-blog.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

Other

Server App-V Beta Documentation

The beta documentation for Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) is available in this download.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=d24bbf9b-9d9c-4966-90e5-575852c9258b

Events/Webcasts

Configuration Manager

TechNet Webcast: Talk TechNet with Keith Combs and Matt Hester – Episode 24: Garth Jones on System Center Configuration Manager (Level 100)

4/22/2011 9:00 AM  Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Talk TechNet is all about discussing topics and trends in the world of IT Professionals.  In this show we’ll have guest Garth Jones. Call in and join us for what promises to be a lively 60 minute session.  Get some burning  questions answered on System Center Configuration Manager.  Presenters: Keith Combs, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Matt Hester, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation, and Garth Jones, Microsoft System Center MVP, Enhansoft  View other sessions from  Managing a Microsoft Infrastructure: Improve Reliability and Performance

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032483834&culture=en-US

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 Service Pack 2: A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client cannot register to its management point after an OSD task sequence reinstalls its operating system

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2504229/en-US

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Site Component Manager may log status messages 4909, 4912, 4913, and 4915 after you install Systems Management Server 2003 or System Center Configuration Manager 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830022/en-US

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: How to customize Windows PE by using the source files that are included with the Microsoft SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment (OSD) Feature Pack

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916902/en-US

Operations Manager & MOM

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: The location of the Operations Manager 2007 Windows Client Management Pack has changed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2516418/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: Installation of System Center Operations Manager R2 Authoring Resource Kit fails on .NET 4.0 enabled computers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2518786/en-US

Other

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010: SQL Server Management Studio may not start after you upgrade to a retail version of System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2282066/en-US