System Center 2012 SP1 Beta downloadable evaluation VHDs Now Available

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta – Installable Bits (if you want to do that instead of VMs) App Controller – Service Pack 1 Beta Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta Service Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta Virtual Machine Manager –… Read more

System Center 2012 Update Rollup 3 (UR3) Released!

We are pleased to announce that System Center 2012 Update Rollup 3 (UR3) has been released.  Keeping with our currently schedule of releasing update rollups quarterly, Update Rollup 3 provides updates for issues that have been reported to Microsoft. This update contains updates for Service Manager, Data Protection Manager, and Operations Manager.  This also marks… Read more

You’re Invited! Acceleres Presents: Managing Service Level Objectives in System Center Service Manager 2012

    Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (EDT) Attend Event Share this event: Service Level Objective (SLO) management functionality is a key part of getting business value out of an IT service management system. SLO functionality has taken a big step forward in Service Manager 2012. Applicable to incidents and… Read more

MMS 2013 Dates Announced!

We’re happy to announce that MMS will return to Las Vegas, NV, April 8-12, 2013! In order to be one of the first to know about the opening of MMS 2013 registration, send mail to to subscribe to MMS News & Updates.   Go here for more information:… Read more

A discovery data item was rejected because the item is already bound to another Membership relationship

I’ve heard people asking about why they get this error occasionally lately.  I’ll try to explain it here and tell you how to work around it.   This is the error message: A discovery data item was rejected because the item is already bound to another Membership relationship.   You can get this message in… Read more

Step by step: From bare metal to the private cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012

This is something we mentioned a few months ago but it’s such a great series I wanted to mention it again in case some of you missed it. Microsoft’s own Travis Wright spent quite a bit of time with customers over the last 6-12 months helping them plan out and deploy their first private clouds… Read more

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Now Available for Download

The Beta of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (“SP1”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The Beta is for evaluation purposes only and not to be used in production as described in the EULAs associated with the product. No license keys are required… Read more

System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide – Orchestrator and Service Manager

Are you looking for a good way to get started learning everything that’s new in Orchestrator 2012 and SCSM? If so then here’s the guide for you: ===== In this post, we’re turning to two more components of System Center 2012, Orchestrator and Service Manager. For those of you who need a brief summary of… Read more

HOTFIX: Description of Cumulative Update 4 for System Center Service Manager 2010

Cumulative Update 4 (CU4) for Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 is available for download at the Microsoft Download website. This cumulative update is a rollup of fixes for System Center Service Manager 2010 and supersedes Cumulative Update 3 (CU3), Cumulative Update 2 (CU2), and Cumulative Update 1 (CU1). CU4 contains a superset of the… Read more

Cloud and Datacenter Management System Center Update Rollup Improvements

Greetings, Hi, Carmen Summers here from the Cloud and Data Center Management System Center team.  Yesterday System Center released Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 posted on all System Center Blogs.  This is the second Update Rollup System Center 2012 has released since General Availability.  In the past year System Center has developed a… Read more