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System Center Capacity Planner 2007 RTMs

The product team is pleased to announce the release of Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) 2007!  SCCP 2007 is a pre-deployment capacity planning and post-deployment change analysis solution for Microsoft Server products including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.  It employs state of the art modeling technology to bring unprecedented functionality and flexibility to the process...

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Check out the Data Protection appliances – by Dell – powered by System Center Data Protection Manager

Dell recently introduced three models of its PowerVault line as DP100, DP500 and DP600 — Data Protection appliances. Built on the same PowerEdge / PowerVault hardware that you are used to Running the Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Operating System, which is essentially an optimized/enhanced version of Windows Server for file & disk-based IO, delivered...

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Need Disaster Recovery? check out this new video from Data Protection Manager

For many environments, simply providing reliable backup and recovery of key workloads like SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint is more than enough – and DPM 2007 certainly delivers on that.  For larger enterprises, distributed branch-office environments, and those with mandates for off-site protection — DPM 2007 can also be used for multi-tiered data protection for disaster...

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Customer Needs (and bacon)

It’s a cliché to claim that software product development is driven by customer requirements, but I’ve seen a lot of effort from the System Center team to engage with customers since I joined in August. I’ve actually just returned from a trip to take part in some focus groups to help us understand IT Professional’s...

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Kicking off 2008 with some Technical Commentary……

Hi everyone, my name is Jeff Wettlaufer, and I am the Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center Configuration Manager.  We have an incredibly big year ahead of us, and from a Technical perspective I wanted to highlight some things you can expect to be seeing from our team.  Being a management division – without...

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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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