Going Digital, Going Social

I recently attended a smallish conference in Scottsdale, AZ, hosted by MarketingProfs, called the Digital Marketing Mixer. Now, granted, this event has little to do with the System Center business directly, but it does have a bearing on the ways in which we choose to engage our audience (that’s you) in talking about System Center…. Read more

VMM 2008 Released into Wild

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 has been released! Microsoft’s much-awaited update to VMM 2007 helps bring home the reality of physical-to-virtual machine management, playing a key role in the System Center suite of products and solutions for the data center. Visit the VMM site for the latest content. Read the semi-official announcement from Zane. Get a… Read more

Operations Manager 2007 Receives Community Award

I’m pleased to annouce that System Center Operations Manager 2007 has received another award – this time from SQL Server Magazine Editors’ Best Community Choice awards. The product picked up the gold award for Exchange Server Monitoring tool. We’re especially proud of this becuase of the broad cross sction of opinion that drives the decision making… Read more

Running SharePoint Virtually (VIDEO)

In conversations with customers and partners,  most organizations running SharePoint are now considering running it on virtualized servers. Last week, Michael Noel, partner at Convergent Computing – a Microsoft Gold Partner and SharePoint MVP, sat down with me to talk about running SharePoint components virtually. Specifically, he provides his thoughts and experience on what SharePoint components you might want… Read more

TechNet Radio — Total Wine success story with System Center

Earlier this week, I sat down with our friends at Total Wine to talk about how they are using System Center.   It’s one of the first times that I’ve gotten to talk about technology and ‘wine’ instead of ‘whine” – so check out the TechNet Radio interview where we covered: SC Data Protection Manager –… Read more

Desktop Virtualization and Config Manager (VIDEO)

Latest in our budding series w/ Brad Anderson, GM of MSD. This time, Jeff Wettlaufer chats with Brad about what’s going on in terms of desktop virtualization and Configuration Manager 2007 R2, from the application level to the hardware level, the latter in the context of the recent Kidaro acquisition. Desktop Virtualization and Configuration Manager… Read more

Gartner Reports on OpsMgr 2007 Progress

Hello All. It wasn’t so long ago (March 2007) that Microsoft unleashed System Center Operations Manager 2007 as a successor to Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, and it’s only been a few months (April 2008) since we followed up with a pretty major announcement of a cross-platform strategy for the product. Now, Gartner analyst David Williamshas… Read more

Essentially Speaking

My colleague and office mate, David Mills, and I sat down the other week and shot a short video of him explaining and showing System Center Essentials, our mid-market IT management solution. One thing about working at a place like this is there’s no shortage of things to talk about, and no shortage of brains… Read more