Service Manager Beta 1 Now Available for Download

I’m pleased to announce that the new beta of System Center Service Manger is now available. This beta includes the updated infrastructure components that will both deliver the performance we are targeting for the release and support our objective of delivering an IT service desk that is tightly integrated with the rest of the System… Read more

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta Now Available!

The System Center Operations Manager team is excited to announce the availability of the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta, which is ready for you to download through Microsoft Connect today! As announced and demonstrated by Brad Anderson at TechEd EMEA 2008 earlier this month, Operations Manager 2007 R2 will deliver key new capabilities including cross-platform… Read more

What is new in DPM 2007 Service Pack 1 — check out this EDGE video

  At IT Forum last week, the general public got a chance to see DPM 2007 Service Pack 1. It isn't quite released yet, but still tracking really well for December.  So, to give everyone else a taste of what is in SP1 — check out this video on EDGE.TECHNET.COM.   And look for a weekly… Read more

Improved Discovery of System Center Community Resources

Just want to let you know about some changes we’re beginning to make in our TechNet site to help you find relevant community resources for System Center-related topics, both on Microsoft sites and off… Contextualizing Social Bookmarks Chris over at TechNet had approached me a little while back about the TechNet social bookmarking app, and… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 now available

For those of you planning migration or upgrade activities, the Solution Accelerator team this week released the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2.  Details and download information can be found in their blog post linked here and below is a brief summary: Introducing Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit MAP is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make… Read more

System Center Partner Announcements in Barcelona

Just wanted to highlight a few partner announcements I’ve heard and seen at the show today in Barcelona. App-V (formerly SoftGrid) has great momentum and announced several new great partners who have developed business value add-ons for this new release. I talked to Scott Farrand, VP of ESS Software from HP last week and today… Read more

System Center TechED EMEA NEWS (Rolling Updates)

Bunch o’ news coming out of Barcelona today and this week relating to System Center, and I want to use this post to keep track of the more notable items, including announcements, links to blog posts, and posted vids. At the Service Manager and System Center Essentials pod in Barcelona More Photos At the Partner… Read more

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta Announced

I’m pleased to let you know that you don’t have to travel all the way to Barcelona to hear the news that a beta of Operations Manager 2007 R2  is shortly going to be available. As announced today in our press release and on stage in Barcelona at Teched EMEA 2008, the beta will be available… Read more

System Center at TechEd Barcelona (VIDEO)

As we move through fall in Redmond and head to Barcelona to meet with our EMEA customers for TechEd ITForum, there are a number of things hot off the press for System Center.  We took a few minutes with Brad Anderson to talk about recent developments and releases in System Center for both the data… Read more