Microsoft System Center

  • February 07, 2008 07 Feb'08

    Microsoft capacity planner 2007 is ready to go

    Microsoft's System Center Capacity Planner 2007, a tool for infrastructure planning, was released to manufacturing this week.

  • December 12, 2007 12 Dec'07

    Microsoft's service desk plans caught on rocks

    Is Microsoft learning that CMDBs are hard to build? Arrival of the ambitious System Center Service Manager has been moved out a year.

  • November 12, 2007 12 Nov'07

    Under the hood: Microsoft's desktop and server manager

    Microsoft puts several tools in its System Center product line into general availability this week, including its new desktop and server manager.

  • July 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    Microsoft desktop manager RC1 ready for download

    The first release candidate for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the cornerstone of Microsoft's systems management play, bests SMS on several counts.

  • June 11, 2007 11 Jun'07

    Microsoft service desk beta 1 ready for download

    Testers will get a glimpse of System Center Service Manager's features, including the CMDB and an end user self-service portal built on SharePoint Server 2007.

  • May 02, 2007 02 May'07

    Windows roadmap ties security tools to management

    Microsoft's Forefront and System Center Essentials are using Dynamic Systems Initiative technology to integrate security and management processes.

  • April 25, 2007 25 Apr'07

    Virtual Machine Manager Beta 2 debuts

    Microsoft's latest virtualization offering sports a new user interface, physical-to-virtual conversion support and remote installation.

  • February 07, 2007 07 Feb'07

    Microsoft puts final touches on System Center roadmap

    IT managers look forward to more standard features in SCCM 2007 and less need for third-party tools.

  • June 09, 2006 09 Jun'06

    Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Fast Guide

    This guide examines Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager, a disk-based backup product.

  • February 15, 2006 15 Feb'06

    Administrator's guide to Microsoft Operations Manager

    This resource guide will help admins maximize their use of Microsoft Operations Manager as well as its current incarnation, Systems Center Operations Manager, an event and performance management package for Windows networks and applications.

  • November 15, 2005 15 Nov'05

    MOM, WSUS, Windows management tools bundled for mid-market

    A small flurry of Microsoft product news blew in from Spain and IT Forum 05 today. Mid-market IT managers are getting an integrated management package for patch distribution and server monitoring. Plus, Virtual Server R2 and enterprise desktop ...

  • June 30, 2005 30 Jun'05

    Microsoft's customers will get their backup

    Microsoft's first step into the disk-based backup software market is making its way through the pipeline and should be available in a few months. The System Center Data Protection Manager is one of the key pieces of Microsoft's system management ...

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    Microsoft updates Windows adviser tool

    Windows Server 2003 Performance Advisor provides administrators with diagnostic reports that offer prescriptive advice.

  • April 25, 2005 25 Apr'05

    Microsoft puts admins and developers on the same page

    At Microsoft Management Summit 2005 last week, Microsoft executives sounded a few high notes that cross a broad spectrum of interest to IT administrators. Aside from showing admins its broader strategy for virtualization technology, executives ...

  • April 19, 2005 19 Apr'05

    Microsoft hopes to connect the lifecycle dots

    New storage and systems management releases are part of a three-phase plan by Microsoft to bring logic to the enterprise software development and deployment process.