Are you coming to Ignite? Come join us for a discussion on your challenges with SCORCH

We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of System Center and how we can improve SCORCH. This is an opportunity for you to meet the System Center leadership team and influence the direction of the product. We will have dedicated tables to discuss various topics with members… Read more

Patching Orchestrator Runbook Servers while Maintaining High-Availability

Balancing server patching with maintaining the availability of the services that run on these servers can be a difficult task for an IT Pro, with lots of repetitive, time-consuming, and error-prone steps. Luckily, Orchestrator has emerged as an effective automation tool to help IT Pros manage the patching process. But what about when the Orchestrator… Read more

Service Provider Foundation is Alive & Well in System Center 2012 SP1 Beta

To answer a question I’ve been getting a lot lately: yes, Service Provider Foundation (SPF) is still a part of System Center 2012 SP1.  The reason the question is coming up so much is that SPF moved in terms of packaging.  Up to and including the CTP2 release SPF was discoverable on release media at peer… Read more

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 is now available for download

This rollup includes updates for App Controller, Data Protection Manager (DPM), Operations Manager (OpsMgr), Orchestrator, Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Download links, installation instructions and the list of issues fixed for each component are documented in the following KB: KB2706783 – Description of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783) J.C…. Read more