Archive for August, 2007
Bill Anderson has announced that SCCM 2007 is RTM.
OMG – Anderson’s not dead! Look – a blog entry! Wow – how time flies. It seems like only yesterday that Brady/I were on stage at MMS, basking in the glow that was the release of SMS 2003. (I think the actual quote he used was, “wow – we should ship a product that works more often” J). Ah, those were the days. We could stand in front of a room, announce we removed logon points, and get applause! Ah, the simple life… Today is the next in that line of milestones. At 4PM today 8/24, the team signed off on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 More >
Today there is exactly 80 days to Bob Muglia will open TechEd-IT Forum with his always so inspiring Keynote. How do I know?I have a countdown sidebar gadget )
This year is the 3. time in a roll, I’ll be joining this great event in Barcelona. This year will be very exciting with so many new releases. Many of them were announced at MMS in San Diego where I all so had the pleasure to join, but a few of them will be available as RTM’s at this event. For me the most exciting release is SCCM and hopefully there will be lots of great sessions with SCCM.
Can’t wait? Check out last year’s topMore >
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When: 12-16 November 2007Where: Barcelona, Spain
TechEd IT Forum is Microsoft’s premier European conference designed to provide IT professionals with technical training, information and community resources to build, plan, deploy and manage the secure connected enterprise.Why TechEd IT Forum?
- Evaluate up-and-coming and released Microsoft technologies before you roll them out, including Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Operations Manager 2007, System Center Virtualization Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, Windows More >
Microsoft has released a VHD downloadable version of System Center Essentials 2007 that will allow you to evaluate the product in a sandbox environment. This is particularly useful if you cannot install the application in a live production environment and you want to be able to explore the features of the application.
System Center Essentials 2007 is a new management solution specifically designed for IT professionals working in midsize businesses who often face IT challenges similar to those of larger enterprises—troubleshooting user problems, automating management tasks, managing multipleMore >
Still unconfirmed rumors, but my sources inside Microsoft has told me that the RTM version is delayed to November 2007.The official RTM date is still Q3 2007.
When I have more documented information I’ll update this post.
Update #1 (17-08-2007):SCCM will be released Nov 1th. and the World Wilde launch will be announced at IT Forum in Barcelona Nov 11th.But the RTM version might be avalible for TAP, Early Adapters and on MSDN earlier.
Update #2 (19-08-2007)There’s no such delay for "RTM" — Release To Manufacturing. But "General Availability" will be later than RTM, and that may be the More >
There are a couple of new virtual labs up for us play with!!!
In this lab, you will walk-through performing a Virtual File System (VFS) installation of an application as well as a sequencing of a web-based plug-in. Before working on this lab, you should be familiar with the basic concepts of the SoftGrid environment. NoteBy registering for this Virtual Lab - you will receive a one-time follow up call from a Microsoft representative to inform you of special discounts and offers related to products and servicesMore >
Just a place-holder, but you can now sign-up to receive notifications about MMS 2008 through email, remember the date easily, and watch as the web site evolves.
The URL is a little different this year. There’s a dash in the URL…