Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack Release Candidate (RC) Now Available For Download

[5th Nov 2010 – Updated the title of the blog – from "Windows Azure Monitoring MP …" to "Windows Azure Application Monitoring MP …"] We are pleased to announce the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) of the Monitoring Management Pack (MP) for Windows Azure Applications (version 6.1.7686.0), which can be immediately deployed by customers running System Center… Read more

TechEd EMEA – Opalis Sessions

Good morning everyone.  Well, TechEd EMEA in Berlin is only 2 weeks away now, and the team are working hard on delivery some great new Opalis content. If you are coming to Berlin, we would love to meet you, and see you in Opalis sessions.  Speaking of Opalis session, here is a run down of… Read more

Looking for VHDs?

Hey guys, we just wanted to get you a heads up that the TechNet landing page for the Configuration Manager VHD Test Drive program has updated, so the VMs should now be a little easier to find.  You can find the link here. Jeff Wettlaufer Sr Technical Product Manager System Center, Management and Security Division… Read more

MED-V v2 Beta now Available

Hello everyone, recently the Beta 2 of MED-V was released, and we wanted to make sure everyone on this blog was aware of it.  Originally announced on the MDOP blog, and the Windows for your Business Blogs, MED-V is an incredibly cool Desktop Virtualization technology that builds on System Center Configuration Manager.  For situations where… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 unleashed!

Today we are pleased to announce the release and availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3! Organizations of all sizes use System Center Configuration Manager for better insight and control of their servers, PCs and devices across physical, virtual and distributed environments. Now, R3 brings a complete set of power management tools for more… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is here

The System Center team is very excited to announce the release of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3.  This release is a significant accomplishment for the engineering team for a lot of reasons.  Not only does ConfigMgr R3 drive new scenario support to existing world class capabilities, it raises core functionality to new levels of… Read more

Bytes by TechNet – on DPM 2010 client backups

“Listen or watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews today!”  Get insights or IT solutions from IT Professionals and the latest Microsoft news in a fun and practical format. Watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews featuring influential IT Professionals, from the community and Microsoft, around a variety of topics that they are passionate about. Check out the Bytes… Read more

New Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Baselines available for download

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager is the next evolution of the Microsoft Security Compliance Management Toolkit (SCMT) Series.  Leveraging Microsoft’s extensive guidance and documentation this new tool enables organizations to assess and automate their security baselines in one centralized location. The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization… Read more

Looking for Opalis files and documentation? Look no further!

Charles has compiled 2 blog posts that provide links to all the information that is publicly available for Opalis. You can find this information in the links below: Part 1 – Platform Part 2 – Integrations Hopefully this makes things a bit easier for your to get up and running quickly with Opalis.  And of… Read more

Microsoft Acquires AVIcode

Hi, Everyone— I am excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired AVIcode, Inc, a Baltimore-based private company recognized as a leader in .NET application performance monitoring. AVIcode will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft, with the software being delivered through the System Center product family. One of the places where I personally go to learn… Read more