System Center Customer-Product Team meet up at Ignite 2015

We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the future of System Center. This is an opportunity for you to meet the System Center leadership team and influence the direction of the product. We will have dedicated tables to discuss various topics with members of the product team and you… Read more

TechEd Europe 2010 Days 2-4: Blogs, Tweets, and Videos

The first day’s keynote out of the way, online chatter about TechEd Europe 2010 turned to session reporting, the announced naming of Configuration Manager 2012 (formerly “v.Next”), and continued absorption of Microsoft’s initiatives in cloud computing, Hyper-V Cloud in particular. To give you a kind of wrap up of the goings-on of the past several… Read more

TechEd Europe 2010 Day 1: Voices from the Community

We’ve been seeing quite a bit of chatter on the “internets” about the goings-on at TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin, and it’s great to see the diverse impressions of attendees as the event happens. Net Noteworthies The announcements and news about a range of things—including Hyper-V Cloud, the VMM SSP 2.0 release, and RC availability… 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

System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Dashboard Beta released

We are pleased to announce the Beta release of our Dashboard Solution Accelerator.  The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers utilize a browser based graphically rich reporting experience that showcases the robust reporting capabilities of the world’s leading system management product.  The dashboard will help you stay informed of application and operating system… 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

Why Social Media Are Important to the Business

Nifty YouTube video circulating around that does a fine job of presenting data on social media—how it’s changing the culture of communications and so necessarily the way companies need to shift the way they market their products and services. It also explains in global terms why I’m doing what I’m doing, sitting here on the… Read more

Server Infrastructure exec discusses state of IT, answers your questions on June 23

Hi Patrick here with a quick heads-up about an upcoming teleconference that might be of interest. Are you interested in hearing about how other IT pros are reacting to economic conditions and where they’re investing? Do you have questions about Microsoft’s efforts to help IT depts be more cost effective and deliver new solutions to business? Want to hear… Read more

MMS 2009 All A-Twitter

Or, more aptly, SOME a-twitter… Twitter was going to be used at MMS regardless of anything we might do, but we wanted to provide a simple and easily understood structure for the real-time 1-to-many, short-form conversation that Twitter can foster. Accordingly, we used the mms09 account for broadcast of both specific announcements and also comments… Read more