News

System Center 2012 Beta Software Available

System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions empower you with a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services. They help you to deliver private cloud services that empower business teams, provide greater insights into application performance, and allow you to carry forward current IT investments as you adopt public cloud computing.

Try the latest beta versions of the System Center 2012 capabilities

Operations Manager: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26804

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

Orchestrator: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26503

Virtual Machine Manager: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/gg678609.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

The Manageability Guys

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

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

Cumulative Update 5 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 is available

This article contains a complete description of all changes that are contained in Cumulative Update 5 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.
Cumulative Update 5 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 includes all previous cumulative updates for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and includes all cross-platform updates.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2495674

System Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications

The Windows Azure Monitoring Management Pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/system-center-monitoring-pack-for-windows-azure-applications-12884907699

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Management Packs

The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Management Packs enable discovering, monitoring, and managing UNIX-based and Linux-based computers by using the same interface and tools that you use to manage your Windows-based computers. They provide both proactive and reactive monitoring of the UNIX and Linux operating systems. The management packs monitor components such as processes, resources, and server agents. The monitoring provided by the management packs includes availability and configuration monitoring, performance data collection, and default thresholds. You can integrate the monitoring of UNIX and Linux components into your service-oriented monitoring scenarios. In addition to health monitoring capabilities, the management packs include reports, diagnostics, tasks, and views that enable near real-time diagnosis and resolution of detected issues. The management packs also enable the installation of the Cross Platform Audit Collection Services Management Packs.

http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/system-center-operations-manager-2007-r2-cross-platform-management-packs-12884902935

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

Operations Manager & MOM

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Event ID 4625 is logged every 5 minutes when using the Exchange 2010 Management Pack in System Center Operations Manager 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2591305/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: You are prompted for the latest version of the Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library management pack when you try to edit a new management pack in Operations Manager 2007 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2590414/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Support for SQL 2005 SP4

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2591380/en-US