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System Center Catalog now on Pinpoint

You may or may not have noticed it yet, but the System Center Catalog has been transitioned over to Microsoft Pinpoint, which should be your first stop to find out about all the different management packs, connectors, extensions and applications available from Microsoft and its partners for System Center.  Through Microsoft Pinpoint you can search...

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Thinking about attending an event in 2010?

Good morning (again) there seems to be a lot to share from the feeds and inbox this AM.  In case any of you are ‘feet-up’ by the fire and thinking about the next 12 months of events, I wanted to pop a short list of events we in the System Center team are trying to...

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Technet EDGE record hit

Happy Holidays everyone, we got some really exciting news this morning.  The System Center and Windows 7 Technet Edge video recently recorded with Brad Anderson, CVP recorded the highest single month viewership, 29278, in EDGE history. This means a few things.  First – you guys are really interested in Windows 7 and System Center.  This...

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System Center Vista Gadget to Be Decommissioned

Some of our friends in the community have in the past year made use of a Vista desktop gadget that we put together to send out news and announcements. Because of expense in maintaining the gadget and its feed, we’ve decided to decommission it, effective January 15, 2010. But all is not lost! As a...

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Deploying Windows 7 with System Center and MDT

Hey everyone, recently Michael Niehaus recorded a video demonstration of how to deploy Windows 7 using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2.  I wanted to get you guys the link to the video, it’s about 10 minutes long but well worth the time. Bookmark this on Delicious    For more information...

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Microsoft Acquires Opalis Software

Hi, Everyone, Great news for enterprise, government and service provider customers who use System Center. I’m excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired Opalis Software, a Toronto-based private company that is a leader in IT process automation software. Opalis will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft. I believe this acquisition is a pivotal piece to...

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Microsoft “gets” Small Business

This week, a new report from Compass Intelligence ranked Microsoft as #1 among the top technology vendors that are effectively serving small businesses. Stephanie Mehta at CNN Money.com published an article this week that listed the top ten vendors, with Microsoft going from #6 last year to #1.   Ms. Mehta goes on to describe that...

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The Drive for Efficiency through 2009

A few of us have started blogging on another site, called ‘Because it’s Everybody’s Business’. I just placed a 2009 summary there, and I wanted our friends of this blog to see the posting.  Check it out here…… Jeff Wettlaufer  Sr. Technical Product Manager System Center  ...

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LiveMeeting Recap: System Center Support for Exchange 2010

Earlier this week we held the fourth of our Live Meeting sessions with member of the System Center Influencers Program, this one on System Center support for Exchange 2010, presented jointly by Leslie Kitz, Jason Buffington, and Jon Lecroy. For a write-up from one of our very own influencers, Marnix Wolf, see his post of...

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