Have a say on the future of System Center

The System Center leadership team is looking to hear from you on the challenges you face with your Management tools and where you would like to see us invest going forward. We put together a short survey to gather your feedback and an option to join a discussion panel around this topic. We are counting… Read more

eWeek Review of Configuration Manager 2007 R3 now published

Hi everyone, recently we had the chance to talk with  eWeek’s Cameron Sturdevant about ConfigMgr 2007 R3.  Cameron has now published his review here. Microsoft SCCM 2007 R3 Streamlines User Management Some key quotes from the article : “The rejuvenating updates embodied in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 make the R3 release a must… Read more

Guest Blog: Part 2- How power consumption and cost calculations work in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Hey everyone, last week we posted Part 1 of a blog about how ConfigMgr 2007 R3 calculates power consumption and cost calculations.  In this follow up post, we dive into the 2nd portion of the topic; cost calculation. We have had a lot of interest from you about how ConfigMgr 2007 R3 calculates power consumption,… Read more

Guest Blog: How power consumption and cost calculations work in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Hey everyone, we have had a lot of interest from you about how ConfigMgr 2007 R3 calculates power consumption, and cost of power since we released R3.  We took these questions and spoke with our Sr. Program Manager Onur Koc, to see if we could publish something that places some clarity around these.   In this… Read more

New White Paper from MSIT on Power Management with ConfigMgr 2007 R3

Hey everyone, greetings from TechEd Berlin.  We wanted to make you aware of a new whitepaper that has been published by MSIT Showcase, where we highlight best practices and success stories from within Microsoft IT department.  We are rally pleased to release this paper.  Some highlights. Microsoft is committed to an ambitious goal of cutting… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 on MSDN and TechNet update

Hey everyone, we have had a lot of inquiries about when our MSDN and TechNet subscribers will see their subscriptions updated with the R3 bits.   TechNet and MSDN subscriber downloads share the same backend so software is published to them simultaneously.   We are told by the team that these are in process and we should… 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

Guest Blog: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 – Power management mission and design philosophy

Onur is  a Sr. Program Manager and has been in Microsoft for 10 years. For the first 5 years Onur was in Microsoft Consulting Services specializing in the architecting and deployment of MS Management technologies in large enterprises worldwide. For the last 5 years Onur has been in the product team designing these same technologies…. Read more

Extending System Center with Verdiem

In this video Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center speaks with Verdiem VP Marketing Brett Goodwin about the Energy Management capabilities delivered in the Verdiem ‘Surveyor’ technology. Verdiem had an interesting story about their view on what they call Energy Management.  First, their ROI is around 6-12 months.  Next they generate the… Read more

Extending System Center with Adaptiva

In this video Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center speaks with Deepak Kumar, CTO and Founder of Adaptiva. Jeff and Deepak talk about the extensions delivered by the Adaptiva ‘Green Planet’ technology for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 and the new Power Management capabilities.     Adaptive bring to market 3… Read more