Microsoft Server Application Virtualization CTP Released – Run More of your Applications on Windows Azure

Today we are excited to announce the Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V), and the Server Application Virtualization Packaging Tool. Microsoft Server Application Virtualization builds on the technology used in client Application Virtualization, allowing for the separation of application configuration and state from the underlying operating system. This separation and packaging… Read more

Update on Availability of System Center Service Manager SP1 availability!

Hello Service Manager Fans! A number of you have been posting comments and sending me questions on the availability, or lack thereof, of Service Manager 2010 SP1 on the download pages previously posted. We are in the process of addressing this and the files should be available for download again soon. Thanks for reading &… Read more

AVIcode 5.7 now available

In October 2010, Microsoft announced that it had acquired AVIcode, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary.  (blog post on acquisition) Tweet Today, we are pleased to announce the release of AVIcode 5.7 !!     AVIcode is available exclusively in connection with the purchase of System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE), System Center Server… Read more

Updated Service Manager 2010 SP1 Download Link

Hello Service Manager fans, There seemed to be an error with the link to downloading Service Manager in my recent blog post.  This has been fixed in my previous post so it should all work fine now. Just in case, you can download Service Manager 2010 SP1 from here. Thanks for reading & I'll speak… Read more

Convergence of Desktop Security and Management

Today, we announced the release of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP). True to Microsoft’s continued commitment to reduce costs and improve security, FEP delivers new efficiencies for IT security and operations. It is deployed, configured, managed, updated, and reported on through Configuration Manager, Microsoft’s configuration management solution. To provide guidance on this topic, we’ve just… Read more

System Center Service Manager 2010 Service Pack 1 available December 16, 2010

Hello Service Manager fans, After a very successful launch of System Center Service Manager 2010 last April, Microsoft is pleased to announce the release of Service Pack 1, which will be available globally for download on December 16, 2010. System Center Service Manager 2010 SP1 addresses critical feedback received from customers and partners and provides… Read more

A coffee chat with “The Opalis Guys”

Well, actually it was Mountain Dew driven, but you get the idea. Mark Gosson and Charles Joy are The Opalis Guys (self appointed and named, just for the record) and are perhaps the 2 smartest Opalis consultants on the planet. Have a listen to hear their thoughts on Opalis, learn what these guys actually do… Read more

Now Available: Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate

Hi, All, We are pleased to announce that the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 RC is now ready for the general public. This release adds support for the Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC.  It is uploaded to Microsoft Connect now, so please download… Read more

Opalis 3rd Party Integration Packs–Help us prioritize the updating process

I have made a few public statements to the effect that we are committed to maintaining and updating the Opalis 3rd Party Integration Packs.  We most definitely are and now that Opalis 6.3 is available, we are turning our focus to updating the remaining IP’s so that they support the Server 2008 platform and continue… Read more

Technet Edge interview from Berlin published

While we were in Berlin, Kenon and I had a chat with Adam Carter from Technet Edge.  We talk through where System Center is at today, and how you can get going with the private cloud today!   We hope you find this interesting and useful.  Enjoy!     Adam Hall     Sr. Technical Product Manager,… Read more