Latest Intel Core vPro Processor Remote Management Capabilities Available for System Center Service Manager

Please note: this is a guest blog post by one of our close partners at Intel. The Intel Core vPro Processor Management Pack v1.0 for System Center Service Manager 2010 is now available for Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010, extending Intel Core vPro Processor remote management benefits to Microsoft System Service Manager service desks…. Read more

Thinking about Windows 7 Migrations? Here are some inside tips from early customer experiences…

Hey everyone from GMT +1.  The System Center team is sitting at a very early breakfast in Amsterdam this morning, looking outside at the 6” of new snow that fell overnight.   We are here this week to talk about Windows deployment, with some of our biggest customers in Europe, let alone the world. We have… Read more

Configuration Manager and Intel vPro integration

Hi everyone, recently at the Intel Developer Forum, we sat down with our friends at Intel and recorded a demonstration of the integration between ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 and Intel vPro.  The video is now live, and is available here on Edge.  I hope you find it useful. For more information, please visit:System Center Configuration Manager… Read more

Scale and Performance improvements in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Hi everyone, recently we recorded a look into the new scale and performance improvements we will ship in ConfigMgr 2007 R3.  There are 3 main areas of enhancement being made to the core capabilities of ConfigMgr.  These are as follows: Delta Active directory Discovery – AD discovery has 2 main tasks.  Discovering changes to users… Read more

Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector Update

To help our customers accelerate their testing and deployment of Windows 7, we are really pleased to announce an update to the ACT Connector for Configuration Manager.  The Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector (ACT Connector) assists administrators with collecting the necessary computer and application compatibility information to help plan for a Windows deployment. With this connector… Read more

Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0, Simplifying IT Service Management

On Tuesday at the Microsoft Management Summit we presented a breakout session on the new Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0.  It was really exciting to finally be able to show MOF 4.0 off, since we’ve been working on it for the last year.  And today Brad Anderson formally announced the release MOF 4.0 in his MMS… Read more

Remote Site IT Management (or “Who unplugged the server this time?”)

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There is a lot to be said for simplicity, especially when it comes to IT management. Fewer, more centralized systems mean less complexity. Less complexity means less cost and effort to ensure the infrastructure that your business needs to… Read more