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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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Links for 11.13.2007: System Center Launch

There’s a lot going on with System Center these days, specifically this week, as numerous announcements are being made at IT Forum in Barcelona, along with the publication of tons of supporting content in various places around and about the Web, including MSCOM Web updates, blog posts, and videos. Check out these sites for the latest...

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Facilitating Conversations Between Microsoft and the Analyst Community

Greetings! My name is Robb Mapp and I’m the industry analyst relations manager for Microsoft’s System Center family. In my role, I work with industry pundits who focus on systems management product and instrumentation technology. These are all of the analyst firms you’ve come to know and love- Gartner, Forrester, IDC, EMA, RedMonk, MWD, FreeForm...

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Handling the “In Between”: The System Center Partner Ecosystem

As you’ve probably read throughout all of our product literature and all of our blogs—some of which you’ll see linked on the left in the blogroll—we feel we have an extremely strong, extremely functional product family. This product family continues to grow and grow, both in terms of additional products as well as additional functionality....

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