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System Center VMM (VNext) and management of VMware

Howdy – I’m Larry Grothaus, a product manager on the System Center team. To start out let me point out that there are two “Larry’s” on the System Center business, with Larry Orecklin being the other.  Larry “O” is the general manager over System Center product management and virtualization marketing and you can see a...

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There Is No “I” in Team But There At Least Needs to Be A Couple of People

Welcome to the new year of System Center blog posts. Scanning the many predictions for 2008 from various analysts, press and bloggers I can’t help but notice the sheer number of references to a staffing crisis in IT.  (I saw this issue play out in detail while working at Business Objects – customer’s projects were stalling...

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Optimize Your Virtualization Deployments

Hi, I’m Larry Orecklin, general manager of System Center product management and virtualization marketing.   I’m in San Francisco this morning at a virtualization conference hosted by Bernstein Research, who provides investment research to institutional investors. It’s been interesting for me to see the investment community awaken this summer to the impact of virtualization software. ...

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Remote Site IT Management (or “Who unplugged the server this time?”)

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There is a lot to be said for simplicity, especially when it comes to IT management. Fewer, more centralized systems mean less complexity. Less complexity means less cost and effort to ensure the infrastructure that your business needs to...

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TechNet Webcasts: Geek Out with System Center Experts

Don’t miss out on upcoming opportunites to participate in live TechNet webcasts as our experts delve into critical topics on how to maximize deployment of System Center. Live participation features interactive technical presentations and the ability to participate in real-time question-and-answer sessions. So don’t delay, register now! Software Distribution with System Center Configuration ManagerThursday, December...

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Performance IT Management

This week’s IT Forum in Barcelona clearly produced a great deal of interest in the new System Center products. One other aspect of that show that strikes me is the number of conversations that referenced that the System Center tools and IT management in general are becoming vital components of organizational success.  Given that the...

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Download System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Release Candidate!

Greetings! My name is Beckett Thomsen and I am the product manager for System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP), among other responsibilities.  I’m excited to let you know that the Release Candidate for SCCP 2007 is now available for download.  SCCP 2007 helps size and plan deployments of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, with capacity planning models...

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