July 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability


Opalis Integration Server 6.2.2 SP1 Now Available
Following a successful MMS event a few weeks ago, where we demonstrated the process automation and integration capabilities of Opalis, we are pleased to announce the availability of Opalis Integration server 6.2.2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).  This latest service pack demonstrates our commitment to maintaining and delivering cross platform and cross vendor tool integration and includes an enhanced Integration Pack for Unix, improvements to ease of use with out of the box best practices, and a comprehensive library of pre-built workflows that plug into Opalis Integration Server 6.2.2 SP1.


Citrix Connector for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Release

Citrix XenApp 6 introduces integration with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 giving organizations a single, integrated view and management of all applications across the enterprise including on-demand apps by XenApp. The Citrix XenApp Connector leverages the Configuration Manager console to deploy and publish applications and updates to XenApp servers with zero disruption to users and extends the reach of Configuration Manager applications to a broader set of users, devices and access scenarios. 

More information, including links to a demo, whitepaper and other marketing materials can be found at the Citrix XenApp Website.

Service Manager 2010 Dashboard – Now Available

The Service Manager Dashboard gives IT Managers a consolidated, near-real-time view of key IT Service Management processes—like incident and problem resolution, change control, and configuration management.  Using the Dashboard’s built-in charts, gauges, and tables, customers can track any Service Manager dataset, even without access to the Service Manager console application.   The Dashboard can be installed in minutes, and it’s easy to customize to meet the unique needs of each organization.

The Dashboard is now available!  Click here to learn more.

Configuration Manager & SMS

Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr


System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten


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



System Center Virtual Machine Manager


The App-V Blog


The Out of Band Management Support Team Blog



OpsMgr Management Packs

Windows Server AppFabric Management Pack

The Windows Server AppFabric Management Pack discovers and comprehensively monitors the system components of the AppFabric. Primarily using the event log, the MP will monitor the health of the Event Collection Service, the Workflow Management Service, the Caching Service, and the system databases. The MP will also provide basic monitoring of the WCF and WF services that the AppFabric manages.



Microsoft Operations Framework

MOF 4.0 is practical guidance for IT organizations. With the release of version 4.0, MOF now reflects a single, comprehensive IT service lifecycle—it helps IT professionals connect service management principles to everyday IT tasks and activities and ensures alignment between IT and the business.


BizTalk Server 2010 Beta

BizTalk Server 2010 Beta is an integration server that provides connectivity, Business Process Management (BPM), and SOA/ESB capabilities. It also includes Business to Business (B2B) integration capabilities, Adapters, Accelerators, and an RFID platform.



System Center – General

TechNet Webcast: Planning and Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Management Technologies (Level 300)

Tuesday, July 06, 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

Michael Kleef, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation


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


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