Contents tagged with System Center

  • Windows Intune Second Public Beta Available

    Posted by sumeethevans on July 13 2010, 10:58 PM. Posted in System Center.

    Windows Intune brings together both Windows cloud services and software to keep PC’s well managed and up to date with the latest version of Windows. Windows Intune is the newest addition to Microsoft’s cloud family where -- we’re using our experience with cloud services and IT infrastructure solutions like Windows Update to help customers and partners manage their PCs.

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    Today we are also announcing pricing for Windows Intune. Windows Intune will include the cloud management service with integrated antimalware (AV and antispyware) plus Windows 7 Enterprise upgrade rights all in a single subscription for $11 USD per PC, per month.

    Try the Windows Intune beta today and visit www.windowsintune.com to learn more about Windows Intune and experience the beta! We also have Windows Intune technical resources and a support forum on our Springboard Series on TechNet.

  • System Center Essentials 2010 RTM Evaluation Edition

    Posted by bink on April 21 2010, 1:45 AM. Posted in System Center.

    System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals a unified physical and virtual management experience.

    Microsoft® System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, a unified physical and virtual management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT environment. Feature Summary

    • By providing a single solution with a single console for managing your physical and virtual servers, client computers, hardware, software, and IT services for a unified experience. Integrated physical and virtual management means fewer tools to learn, a streamlined management system, and reduced administrative tasks.
    • By enabling you to proactively manage your IT environment with smart alert notifications of IT issues, providing expert diagnostic information to accelerate problem diagnosis and integrated tasks to quickly resolve issues before they cause downtime.
    • By being easy to deploy and maintain, simplifying complex management tasks, like creation of virtual servers, software deployment, update management, and inventory collection for increased IT efficiency and security.

     

    Download details System Center Essentials 2010 - Evaluation Edition

  • Windows InTune Beta Sign Up

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 20 2010, 12:40 AM. Posted in System Center.

    Sign up for the beta today and let us know what you think! Please note that sign-ups will only be available until May 16th.

    Interested in learning more? You can visit www.windowsintune.com. If you’re participating in the beta program and have questions, you can visit the Windows Intune IT Professional Forums on TechNet and for technical guidance visit the Windows Intune area on the Springboard Series on TechNet.

     

  • Introducing Windows Intune: Microsoft Takes Desktop Management to the Cloud

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 20 2010, 12:38 AM. Posted in System Center.

    We’ve talked a lot about the benefits to optimizing your Windows desktops and how Microsoft can help large companies reduce their TCO and have a more dynamic IT environment. But today I’d like to focus on smaller businesses, specifically the midsize businesses with 25 to 500 PCs in their environment and show them some love.

    Many of these companies don’t have the resources or budget to setup and maintain an on-premise desktop management infrastructure and they want enterprise-class solutions. They’ve been coming to us asking for a solution that will meet their specific needs and budget. At the same time, we are seeing medium-sized businesses increasingly turn to cloud solutions. They are doing this because it gives them new IT capabilities with lower upfront investment and without the restrictions of traditional on-premise infrastructure.

    Based on this customer feedback and trends, we’ve come up with an offering for this customer segment that will meet their needs.

    Take a look at this video from my colleague to get a brief glimpse of how the cloud service works.

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    Full Story At Source

  • RTM SCE 2010 + DPM 2010

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 20 2010, 12:37 AM. Posted in System Center, System Center DPM 2006.

    We are very excited about two offerings because we think they address a critical need among midsize businesses: the struggle to find great IT management solutions that are tailored to provide that elusive combination of rich features and ease of use.

    Look for an update on licensing and pricing for these products soon. Go check out SCE 2010 and DPM 2010. You’ll be glad you did.

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    System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations with a unified physical and virtual management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT environment.

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    System Center Data Protection (DPM) 2010, meantime, delivers unified data protection for Windows servers such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization and file servers -- as well as Windows desktops and laptops. Microsoft has re-engineered DPM 2010 to be more scalable so that both midsize and enterprise-class organizations can take advantage of it.

    Full Story At Source

  • Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 RC

    Posted by bink on January 20 2010, 4:53 PM. Posted in System Center.

    Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, a unified physical and virtual management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT environment.

     

    Download details System Center Essentials 2010 RC

    System Center Essentials RC Resource Site

  • System Center Updates Publisher 4.5

    Posted by bink on November 25 2009, 5:18 PM. Posted in System Center.

    System Center Updates Publisher 4.5 allows customers to import software update catalogs, create, modify, and export software update definitions, and publish software updates.

    System Center Updates Publisher is a stand-alone tool that enables independent software vendors or line-of-business application developers to import software update catalogs, create and modify software update definitions, export update definitions to catalogs, and publish software updates information to a configured update server. By using updates Publisher to define software updates and publish them to the update server, administrators can begin detecting and deploying published updates to client and server computers in their organization. Feature Summary Updates Publisher enables administrators to do the following:

    • Import catalogs created by non-Microsoft organizations or created from within the administrator’s organization
    • Create applicability and deployment metadata for software updates.
    • Export software update catalogs so that they can be imported by Updates Publisher at another location.
    • Manage software updates information
    • Ability to publish EXE, MSI or MSP updates only
    New in version 4.5
    • Synchronization command line tool (SCUPSync.exe) which enables you to import and publish updates without using the Updates Publisher console interface.
    • Ability to publish updates as “metadata only”, which publishes the software update definition without the associated update file.
    • Ability to configure proxy server credentials in the Updates Publisher console (when necessary)

     

    Download details System Center Updates Publisher 4.5
  • System Center Online Desktop Manager opens for Beta registration

    Posted by RayC on October 19 2009, 2:42 PM. Posted in System Center.

    Microsoft System Center Online Desktop Manager is a hosted IT management solution based on Microsoft System Center management technologies that provides the capability to secure, update, monitor, configure, troubleshoot and collect inventory from a single, Web-based console.

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    This new IT management service is designed for customers who want an integrated desktop management solution without the overhead associated with installing and maintaining an on-premises management infrastructure.

    Features include:

    • Host protection (anti-malware and Microsoft updates)
    • Desktop monitoring
    • Desktop configuration
    • IT asset management
    • Remote assistance

    Visit the Online Desktop Manager Web site for more information

  • System Center Service Manager Beta 2 released

    Posted by bink on October 5 2009, 2:58 AM. Posted in System Center.

    What’s new in Beta 2?

    • Problem management
    • End user self-service portal
    • IT analyst portal
    • Inbound email to incident workflow
    • New reports
    • Full extensible data warehouse
    • Authoring console for customizing forms and creating custom workflows (without writing code!)
    • Operations Manager integration – alert to incident scenario and service/service component inventory sync
    • Self-service software provisioning
    • significant improvements in performance and scalability

    Download Beta 2 from Connect!

    Check out the public forum

  • Microsoft&#174; System Center Essentials 2010 Beta

    Posted by sumeethevans on September 30 2009, 12:23 AM. Posted in System Center.

    Microsoft® System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, a unified physical and virtual management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT environment.

    Download Here

  • Announcing System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Posted by sumeethevans on September 10 2009, 8:58 PM. Posted in System Center.

    Today, the System Center team is excited to share with you our plan to release System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3.  This new release of the ConfigMgr is packed with some extremely cool features, which over the coming months we plan to share with you in different ways. 

    Recent shifts in the world economy have brought new focus on IT departments, and also to technology investment.  Organizations are being pressured to do more with less, while at the same time manage an increasing range of working scenarios, mobility requirements, and business demands.  Through all of this, they need to maintain security levels, answer compliance challenges and address the growing Green IT landscape.

    As organizations look to reduce financial costs and environmental impacts, power management is proving to be a successful approach. The payback for power management is clear – when a PC is using less power it translates directly into reduced operational costs – either directly through reduced energy consumption or from a growing number of electrical companies that offer rebates to companies that can prove enforcement of centralized power management policies. In addition, continuous PC power management pays environmental dividends measured in terms like Kwh, or CO2 emissions savings.

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    Full release news at System Center Team Blog