Keep your virtualized environment more secure and compliant – while saving time and money.
Delivering dynamically scalable IT resources can provide dramatic benefits to nearly all aspects of your organization’s IT environment. The design process in the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Dynamic Data Center allows your organization to strategically plan a Dynamic Data Center infrastructure that is designed for ease of manageability.
Configuration Manager & SMS
The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog
The Deployment Guys
System Center Configuration Manager Solutions
Carlos Santiago’s Manageability Blog – Configuration Manager
Michael Niehaus’ Windows and Office deployment ramblings
Paul Thomsen at myITforum.com
Jeff Gilbert’s Web blog at myITforum.com
Operations Manager & MOM
The Operations Manager Support Team Blog
Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr
System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten
System Center Virtual Machine Manager
The App-V Blog
The Out of Band Management Support Team Blog
Cumulative Update 2 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
System Center – General
TechNet Webcast: Planning and Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Management Technologies (Level 300)
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
In this webcast, we drill down into the architecture of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and determine what key questions need to be asked and answered around required components, networking, capacity, and end-user experience. We also discuss how this can also fit within a Remote Desktop Services deployment.
Presenter: Michael Kleef, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Configuration Manager & SMS
TechNet Webcast: System Center Configuration Manager v.Next Overview (Level 300)
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
The next release of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is coming. For more than a decade, Microsoft Systems Management Server and Configuration Manager have been used by thousands of customers and partners to deliver classic management capabilities to clients and servers. As we enter a new generation of IT technology, the System Center flagship product is evolving. In this webcast, we present the Microsoft vision for user-centric client management, and we demonstrate the changes since Configuration Manager 2007 using a functioning product to showcase some of these major improvements. This session promises to be very interesting, so you know you can’t miss it.
Presenter: Jeff Wettlaufer, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
TechNet Webcast: Service Manager 2010: Automate and Simplify Compliance and Risk Management (Level 200)
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Regulatory compliance and risk management are costly and complex, and these efforts are typically managed through manual and disconnected processes within an organization. Organizations must work diligently to drive efficiency and increase confidence in meeting their compliance requirements for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), and hundreds of other standards and regulations. In this webcast, we demonstrate how Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 can help you automate and simplify the process and activities related to compliance and risk management. During the last portion of the webcast, we have a panel discussion where you can ask experts more about compliance, risk management, and Microsoft solutions that help you address both.
Presenter: Clare Henry, Principal Product Manager – System Center Service Manager, Microsoft Corporation
TechNet Webcast: First Look at Service Manager 2010: Using Service Manager to Drive IO Maturity (Level 200)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 08:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Assessing Your Organization’s Maturity Level to Facilitate Service Manager Deployment Planning
This session will explain how Microsoft can assess the maturity of our customers prior to a Service Manager implementation. It is important to ensure a certain maturity level if the customers are to achieve value from Service Manager. The assessment will look at both process, tools and organizational readiness. From the technical point of view, Microsoft will assess the readiness of Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, and Active Directory.
From the process point of view we will assess: (1) Incident, (2) Problem, (3) Change and (4) Configuration Management. From an organizational point of view, roles and responsibilities will be addressed. Speakers will also discuss remediation for low maturity levels, and how we as Microsoft can address these issues prior to implementation.
Presenter: Anders Ravnholt, System Center Consultant, Microsoft Corporation
On Demand Webcasts
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) On-Demand Webcasts
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts
Microsoft System Center Overview On-Demand Webcasts
Operations Manager & MOM
Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: How to use diagnostic tracing in System Center Operations Manager 2007 and in System Center Essentials (Updated)
Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: Microsoft Advisory Services Engagement Scenario – Monitoring agents in an untrusted domain or workgroup using Operations Manager 2007 (Updated)
Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: After you use System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to back up a SharePoint site, file recovery operations fail (Updated)
Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Microsoft Advisory Services Engagement Scenario – Installing System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (Updated)