Latest System Center Updates

Closing out 2009 sure proved to be a busy time in the System Center world.  We held our local New York MMS event on 12/1 with great representation from our customers, partners, and corporate teams.  Registration for the “real” MMS 2010 opened up, Microsoft acquired Opalis Software, the System Center catalog was improved and consolidated…


Best Practices for Win7 Migrations event – Monday 10/26

I know its short notice, but just heard about this web event on Monday, Oct 26th and wanted to share the details.  If you are looking at speeding up your Windows 7 and application deployments, you should check it out. Best Practices for Windows 7 Migrations Using Microsoft Application Virtualization Oct 26, 2009 12:00 p.m….


Busy time in the System Center world!

If you follow the System Center solution set, you’ve seen that over the past few weeks there has been quite a bit of activity.  Beta versions of Service Manager, Data Protection Manager, and Essentials were released.  Plus, early in September, Jeff announced the plans for Configuration Manager R3 and there will be more information on…


Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 has RTM’d!

That’s right, just yesterday the latest update to System Center Virtual Machine Manager was released to manufacturing – and the evaluation version is available for download now! VMM 2008 R2 Features   VMM 2008 R2 now manages many of the great new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 RC Hyper-V including: Live Migration — for…


Springboard Series

Hello New York Metro!  After a brief summer hiatus, we are back to publishing and will again bring you weekly informative updates on a variety of Core Infrastructure topics.  Now that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have RTM’d, the transition planning has become a main area of interest. To help you get the…


RTM for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 & Hyper-V Server R2 !!!

Yes, all three, Client OS, Server OS and free Hypervisor with Live Migration & High Availability have been released to manufacturer today. For more info on each of the products, take a look at the individual team blogs Really good blog from the Virtualization Team detailing all the Hypervisor improvements as well as regularly updating…


System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 released!

By now you may have seen the announcements that System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 released late last week.  This version brings some exciting enhancements such as: ·         Enhanced application performance and availability across heterogeneous platforms ·         Delivers monitoring across Windows, Linux and UNIX servers–all through a single console. ·         Extends end to end…


Windows Client links that were posted on from 5/1/09 – 5/15/09 that might be of interest:

KB969497 (Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List): XP x86 – XP x64 – Vista x86 – Vista x64 – Win7 x86 – Win 7 x64 –   What’s New in Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) Video:   Release Documents for this Release Candidate of Windows 7:…


Hyper-V Server R2 RC available!

Just in case you missed it with all the announcements around the public availability of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Client Release Candidates in the last week. Microsoft has also made the Hyper-V Server R2 RC available for download here Hyper-V Server is a standalone free product, details here .The highlight features for the…


Windows Client links that were posted on from 4/17/09 – 4/30/09 that might be of interest:

Windows Virtual PC Evaluation Guide:   Windows Virtual PC Beta Release Notes:   KB947821 System Update Readiness Tool (This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software.): Vista x86 – Vista x64 -…