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Going Digital, Going Social

I recently attended a smallish conference in Scottsdale, AZ, hosted by MarketingProfs, called the Digital Marketing Mixer. Now, granted, this event has little to do with the System Center business directly, but it does have a bearing on the ways in which we choose to engage our audience (that’s you) in talking about System Center....

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VMM 2008 Released into Wild

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 has been released! Microsoft’s much-awaited update to VMM 2007 helps bring home the reality of physical-to-virtual machine management, playing a key role in the System Center suite of products and solutions for the data center. Visit the VMM site for the latest content. Read the semi-official announcement from Zane. Get a...

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Operations Manager 2007 Receives Community Award

I’m pleased to annouce that System Center Operations Manager 2007 has received another award – this time from SQL Server Magazine Editors’ Best Community Choice awards. The product picked up the gold award for Exchange Server Monitoring tool. We’re especially proud of this becuase of the broad cross sction of opinion that drives the decision making...

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Running SharePoint Virtually (VIDEO)

In conversations with customers and partners,  most organizations running SharePoint are now considering running it on virtualized servers. Last week, Michael Noel, partner at Convergent Computing – a Microsoft Gold Partner and SharePoint MVP, sat down with me to talk about running SharePoint components virtually. Specifically, he provides his thoughts and experience on what SharePoint components you might want...

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Desktop Virtualization and Config Manager (VIDEO)

Latest in our budding series w/ Brad Anderson, GM of MSD. This time, Jeff Wettlaufer chats with Brad about what’s going on in terms of desktop virtualization and Configuration Manager 2007 R2, from the application level to the hardware level, the latter in the context of the recent Kidaro acquisition. Desktop Virtualization and Configuration Manager...

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Essentially Speaking

My colleague and office mate, David Mills, and I sat down the other week and shot a short video of him explaining and showing System Center Essentials, our mid-market IT management solution. One thing about working at a place like this is there’s no shortage of things to talk about, and no shortage of brains...

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