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

System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta released!

Today, we’re happy to announce the beta release of Data Protection Manager 2012, with the latest and greatest System Center data protection capabilities. In its fourth generation, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 builds on a legacy of providing unified data protection for Windows servers and clients as a best-of-breed backup & recovery solution… Read more

Hey! You! Get ON My Cloud!

The final release version of the System Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure applications is now available. This monitoring pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure. Previously available as a release candidate (RC), this new Operations Manager monitoring pack enables an integrated view into Windows Azure… Read more

System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta is LIVE!

Like most companies today, you rely on your IT infrastructure to keep your business running. You need to find out about and fix IT problems before they lead to any downtime or loss of productivity and revenue. This becomes even more challenging when you depend on a combination of physical, virtual, and cloud resources to… Read more

Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connectors Cumulative Update 2 now Available!

We are pleased to announce the release of the Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connectors Cumulative Update 2!  The following is new in this update: Support for HP Operations Manager for UNIX v9.  This update enables support for HP Operations Manager for UNIX v9 with the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Connector for HP Operations… Read more

Microsoft Exchange 2007 Operational Configuration Pack Released

Hey everyone, I hope you are enjoying TechEd USA 2010.  The guys in the team just let us know they have posted a new Configuration Pack for Configuration Manager 2007.  I wanted to get a blog out ASAP for you…… The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Operational Configuration Pack is designed to be used for managing… Read more

TechNet EDGE Interview on Service Manager 2010

Last week was published a video where I provide a brief introduction to System Center Service Manager 2010.  Frankly, I only scratch the surface of the rich capabilities of Service Manager, but you’ll get a decent overview of what the product can do including incident and change management, the different consoles, and the tight integration… Read more

System Center Service Manager 2010: An Integrated Platform for IT Service Management

As mentioned in Brad Anderson’s blog that covered the opening of MMS as well as in the Service Manager team blog, Tuesday saw the announcement of the eagerly awaited RTM of Service Manager 2010 (build 5826) with the immediate availability of the product trial.  The sessions this week at MMS 2010 have echoed the excitement… Read more

Opalis Software Availability and Roadmap News

Hello All! We have seen tremendous excitement about the Opalis acquisition from customers and partners alike. This acquisition brings together the deep automation and orchestration expertise of Opalis with the integrated, physical and virtual datacenter management capabilities of System Center. Today we are happy to share a few updates on Opalis Software availability, events and… Read more

Management Pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) available in all 11 localized languages

[That’s probably the longest blog title I’ve ever written, so I welcome suggestions/comments on how to make it shorter!  Also updated title to reflect 11 available localizations.] Version 6.1 of the operations management pack for RRAS is now available in all of the 11 localizations supported by Operations Manager [Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French,… Read more