News

Introducing Opalis and System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta

Opalis is an automation platform for orchestrating and integrating IT tools to drive down the cost of datacenter operations, while improving the reliability of IT processes. It enables IT organizations to automate best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). This is achieved through workflow processes that coordinate System Center and other management tools to automate incident response, change and compliance, and service-lifecycle management processes.

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/opalis.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.

@MS_SystemCenter

We are the System Center Support team. We support App-V, ConfigMgr, DPM, MED-V, Opalis, OpsMgr, Server App-V, Service Manager, SCE, SCVMM, WSUS and more.

@system_center

The folks at Microsoft who work on the System Center family of products and solutions.

Downloads

Duet Enterprise Monitoring Management Pack

This Management Pack for Duet Enterprise monitors the following Duet Enterprise components for important events and errors.
- Role synchronization timer job
- Duet Enterprise Workflow
The errors are rolled up to the servers in which Duet Enterprise components are installed. In addition, the management pack recommends remedial actions to take based on the error state reported by the monitors.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/duet-enterprise-monitoring-management-pack-12884918945

Download Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2

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

Events/Webcasts

TechNet Webcast: Patch Management at Microsoft Using System Center Configuration Manager (Level 300)

19/07/2011 9:30 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration:60 Minutes

Attend this webcast to hear how Microsoft uses Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to update close to 280,000 desktop clients. This session covers the architecture, the process, the SLAs, the technology, and the best practices. This session also addresses at a high level how Microsoft is preparing for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and describes the client installation and team roles within the client update team at Microsoft.
Presenters: Patrick McSweeney, Microsoft IT Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation and Satish Petwe, Microsoft IT Senior Service Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventId=1032487347
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: Slow performance after you change the system time or resume the computer from sleep or hibernation on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2309968/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Long delay when you distribute a package to a three-tier hierarchy in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 if the hierarchy has many distribution points

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2559225/en-US

Other

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010: Unable to protect a SharePoint Farm with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2543859/en-US

Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010: Hotfix package 2561430 is available for System Center Service Manager 2010 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2561430/en-US