Why Social Media Are Important to the Business

Nifty YouTube video circulating around that does a fine job of presenting data on social media—how it’s changing the culture of communications and so necessarily the way companies need to shift the way they market their products and services. It also explains in global terms why I’m doing what I’m doing, sitting here on the… Read more

Chatting with Brad continued…….

Hi guys, we continue in our 4 part series with Brad our Corporate VP today as we talk about the world of Windows Server. We thought on the day Server releases, we could share our conversation.  Here is Part 3 in our 4 part series……. enjoy!   Jeff Wettlaufer  Sr. Technical Product Manager System Center… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 R2 now available

Hey everyone, we are really pleased to announce the new release of the OpsMgr ‘07 MP to support monitoring Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 in a 64-bit environment with Operations Manager 2007 R2 or Operations Manager 2007 SP1 (with hotfix KB971541) . This enables the Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack to work with either the… Read more

Talking about Power Management on Campus

Hey everyone, recently I had the pleasure of sitting with Mark Aggar, who is an Environmental Technologist here at Microsoft.  We had a great chat about Environmental IT, and how Microsoft is delivering solutions to you that are based in sustainable engineering.  Mark shared with us how his team is working with different Microsoft product… Read more

Monitoring Windows 7 with Operations Manager

We are really pleased to announce the release of the Windows Client OS Management Pack to support Windows 7.  You can download this from here.  The wave of Windows 7 client support keeps rolling this week, with an update to the Client MP for Operations Manager.  This is a significant update to the Client MP… Read more

Chatting with Brad…….

Hey everyone, its been a great week for Windows and System Center.  Earlier in the week I had a chance to sit with Brad Anderson, Corporate VP here in the System Center team and talk about the latest points of interest that cross his desk.  The camera rolled, and we ended up chatting for over… Read more

Data Protection Manager 2010 and Exchange Server 2010

A few weeks ago, while I was in Redmond, I had the chance to sit down with Leslie Kitz (also in the System Center team) to talk about how DPM 2010 adds to what Exchange 2010 does for data protection and availability.   After talking about how DPM 2010 stacks up and supports Exchange Server 2010,… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 Released

Today has been a huge day here in Redmond.  The campus us buzzing, as today is the day Windows 7 is available to the world.  It is also the day that SP2 for ConfigMgr hits our websites, for you to manage Windows 7, Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. The… Read more

Upcoming Webcasts on Virtualization Best Practices

We’ve got some great technical webcasts coming up in the next few weeks on virtualizing Microsoft server applications, in particular for SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint. You may wonder what this is doing on the System Center team blog, and I can tell you that it has everything to do with the inseparability of management… Read more

Management Pack (MP) Authoring Resource Kit Available for Download

More great news from the Operations Manager product group – the release of the  System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit. This new resource kit aids authors in the creation, modification and assessment of operations management packs (MPs). Using the following eight tools contained within the Authoring Resource Kit, authors will see benefits… Read more