System Center Catalog now on Pinpoint

You may or may not have noticed it yet, but the System Center Catalog has been transitioned over to Microsoft Pinpoint, which should be your first stop to find out about all the different management packs, connectors, extensions and applications available from Microsoft and its partners for System Center.  Through Microsoft Pinpoint you can search… Read more

Technet EDGE record hit

Happy Holidays everyone, we got some really exciting news this morning.  The System Center and Windows 7 Technet Edge video recently recorded with Brad Anderson, CVP recorded the highest single month viewership, 29278, in EDGE history. This means a few things.  First – you guys are really interested in Windows 7 and System Center.  This… Read more

System Center Vista Gadget to Be Decommissioned

Some of our friends in the community have in the past year made use of a Vista desktop gadget that we put together to send out news and announcements. Because of expense in maintaining the gadget and its feed, we’ve decided to decommission it, effective January 15, 2010. But all is not lost! As a… Read more

Deploying Windows 7 with System Center and MDT

Hey everyone, recently Michael Niehaus recorded a video demonstration of how to deploy Windows 7 using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2.  I wanted to get you guys the link to the video, it’s about 10 minutes long but well worth the time. Bookmark this on Delicious    For more information… Read more

Microsoft Acquires Opalis Software

Hi, Everyone, Great news for enterprise, government and service provider customers who use System Center. I’m excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired Opalis Software, a Toronto-based private company that is a leader in IT process automation software. Opalis will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft. I believe this acquisition is a pivotal piece to… Read more

Microsoft “gets” Small Business

This week, a new report from Compass Intelligence ranked Microsoft as #1 among the top technology vendors that are effectively serving small businesses. Stephanie Mehta at CNN published an article this week that listed the top ten vendors, with Microsoft going from #6 last year to #1.   Ms. Mehta goes on to describe that… Read more

The Drive for Efficiency through 2009

A few of us have started blogging on another site, called ‘Because it’s Everybody’s Business’. I just placed a 2009 summary there, and I wanted our friends of this blog to see the posting.  Check it out here…… Jeff Wettlaufer  Sr. Technical Product Manager System Center  … Read more

LiveMeeting Recap: System Center Support for Exchange 2010

Earlier this week we held the fourth of our Live Meeting sessions with member of the System Center Influencers Program, this one on System Center support for Exchange 2010, presented jointly by Leslie Kitz, Jason Buffington, and Jon Lecroy. For a write-up from one of our very own influencers, Marnix Wolf, see his post of… Read more

Live Meeting for Influencers: System Center for Exchange 2010 on 12.2.09 at 10:00 am PST

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, December 2, 10:00AM PST, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers on “Managing the New Mail Infrastructure:  What you need to know about System Center for Exchange 2010,” presented by Leslie Kitz, Microsoft Product Manager.  Join information is available on the System Center Influencers Program portal. … Read more