A few years ago a young manager at Microsoft had an idea; an idea to create a new blog that would help Microsoft's customers support and manage their SMS and MOM installations. That was back in June of 2006 and that team manager's name was Britten Martin. Britten has since moved on to bigger and better things and that blog he started has grown as well, going from a couple hundred hits a month to almost a million today. But with growth comes change and that leads me to the purpose of this post which is to announce that the SMSandMOM blog will be splitting in two, with one blog specializing in SMS/ConfigMgr and the other specializing in MOM/OpsMgr/SCE. It's a change that's long overdue in my opinion and one that's been requested by customers like you time and time again. After all, just because you run OpsMgr doesn't necessarily mean you run ConfigMgr as well, and vice versa, so why have information on one product all mixed up with information about the other? With the change we'll now be able to better focus our efforts on what truly matters the most to you, and hopefully you find that this gives you a cleaner experience as well.
Beginning on January 5, 2009 I'll begin posting to these two new blogs:
At the beginning I'll post links to those new posts here on SMSandMOM, and then maybe after a month or so when I'm fairly confident that everyone has their feeds updated I'll make the switch and stop posting here altogether. I know that a change like this can really cause a lot of havoc but it's the best I can come up with for now based on the technology available. If you have any feedback on splitting the blog or on the transition please let us know. Just use the 'Email' link in the tool bar above and let us know what's on your mind. I can't guarantee we'll respond to every email we get but I can guarantee that we'll read them.
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer