Ken Pan is the driving force behind the System Center Configuration Manager team. As the Principal Product Unit Manager, he is responsible for all engineering and product development functions associated with the product. In December 2008, on one of his frequent trips to the Configuration Manager R&D team in Shanghai, we took the opportunity to chat with Ken about the past, present, and future of Configuration Manager:
Question: SMS (Systems Management Server) was a new product in 1992. What was the initial motivation for Microsoft to create this product?
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer