News

Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is available

The OpsMgr 2012 Release Candidate is now available. 

Microsoft System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter solutions provide a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services to help you deliver IT as a Service to your business.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/operations-manager-2012.aspx

New System Center 2012 Virtual Labs available

Now that we have released System Center 2012 Release Candidate is time to start installing this release in you test environment…but you can already start using our Technical Virtual Labs. TechNet Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft's newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use TechNet Virtual Labs online immediately, free.

http://technet.microsoft.com/nl-be/gg636841

Mastering System Center Operations Manager 2012 available for pre-order

Microsoft's powerful System Center Operations Manager 2012 introduces many exciting new and enhanced feature sets that allow for large-scale management of mission-critical servers. This comprehensive guide provides invaluable coverage to help organizations monitor their environments across computers, network, and storage infrastructures while maintaining efficient and effective service levels across their applications.

· Provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of Systems Center Operations Manager 2012, including designing, planning, deploying, managing, maintaining, and scripting Operations Manager 2012

· Offers a hands-on approach by providing many real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts

· Anchors conceptual explanations in practical application

Microsoft Management Summit 2012: Registration Now Open
Full conference registration for MMS 2012 provides a universe of knowledge and opportunity including access to keynote sessions, a rich offering of breakout sessions and hands-on labs, entry to the opening Expo Reception and Attendees Party, the Exhibition Hall, Communications Network area, and wireless lounge areas. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included during the show dates.

This year’s event is at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The MMS 2012 Event Team has negotiated special room rates for MMS attendees at The Venetian and The Palazzo hotels.

Don't be left behind! Space is limited and MMS typically sells out.

http://www.mms-2012.com/

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

General

Steve Rachui's Manageability blog - ConfigMgr/OpsMgr - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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

System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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

The Manageability Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/

Insufficient data from Andrew Fryer - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Configuration Manager & SMS

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

The Deployment Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

System Center Configuration Manager Solutions - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Carlos Santiago's Manageability Blog - Configuration Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

MPAuthor - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Operations Manager & MOM

The System Center Operations Manager Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Kevin Holman's System Center Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

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

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

JIMMY HARPER'S OPERATIONS MANAGER BLOG - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Emre's OpsMgr Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

MPAuthor - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

Other

System Center Virtual Machine Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

The Microsoft Application Virtualization Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

The Out Of Band Management Support Team blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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

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 Service Pack 2: Task sequence fails with an "0x80004005" error code in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2586709/en-US

Other

Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010: Description of the Cumulative Update 3 for Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2588492/en-US