Microsoft IT has ambitious goals to cut their carbon emissions by 30% in 5 years. One of the ways they are working to achieve this is to use System Centre Configuration Manager 2007 R3 to enforce power plans on 165,000 laptops and desktops. Personally I’ve been affected by this in that all my machines lock after 15 minutes of inactivity and my laptop will go into hibernation after 60 minutes of inactivity during off-peak times and after 6 hours of inactivity during peak times. Check out the details below and a link to the article.
Manage, Monitor, and Report: Implementing a Power Management Strategy with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3
Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, Microsoft IT deployed a power management solution to 165,000 desktop and laptop computers. Through new tools that enable centralized management, powerful reporting, and a deep understanding of current power settings, MSIT realized significant energy and cost savings. The solution provides a high degree of flexibility, and different levels of enforcement. In addition to delivering on power usage and carbon reduction goals, the solution also delivers on the Microsoft IT-specific goal of driving product feedback to deliver a successful power management product.