Archive for April, 2010
Data Protection Manager 2010 is part of the System Center family of management products from Microsoft. It delivers unified data protection for Windows servers such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization and file servers — as well as Windows desktops and laptops. DPM is designed as a best-of-breed backup & recovery solution for Windows environments from Microsoft. DPM provides the best protection and most supportable restore scenarios of your Windows environment from disk, tape and cloud. Windows customers of all sizes can rely on Microsoft to provide a scalable and More >
Yesterday at the Microsoft Management Summit, Brad Anderson announced during his keynote the release of ConfigMgr07 R3 Beta. Power management is at the core of the R3 release, it addresses the need that many organizations have to monitor and reduce the power consumption of their computers. ConfigMgr07 R3 Power Management leverages the power management features built into Windows to apply relevant and consistent settings to computers in the organization. There are three major components to power management in ConfigMgr07 R3:
1. Monitoring and Planning: Power Management collects information More >
Friday I’m leaving for "Microsoft Management Summit 2010" in Las Vegas. The greatest Management event in the world for IT Pro’s. This time my main focus will be on Configuration Manager v.Next, Data Protection Manager 2010, Service Manager 2010 and MDT 2010 Update 1.
One of the great things about MMS is opportunity to meet with colleagues, customers, partners, fellow MVP’s and friends. If you want to have a chat, coffee or a beer during the event just give me a call +45 2085 9452 and I’ll arrange something.
So expect either blog silence or multiple blog posts about my week in Las Vegas. More >
Microsoft is currently preparing for an update for MDT 2010 that will add some new enhancements to the product. One of the most exciting ones is the new “user-driven OS deployment task sequence template”, which will enable “self-service OS deployment” with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2.
The idea for user-driven OS deployment was first developed by Microsoft IT under the codename “Modena” (http://blogs.technet.com/osd/). Modena was first “announced” to the public at Microsoft Management Summit 2009 (MMS) in Las Vegas, where Chris Adams delivered one of the best presentations More >
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers track application and operating system deployments, security updates, the health status, and IT compliance with key regulations—with an easy to use, customizable Web interface. Because the Dashboard is built on Windows SharePoint Services, IT staff can access information without using the Configuration Manager console.
IT Challenges IT administrators and IT support staff need easier access to key information about software and operating system deployments, client health, and compliance with regulations. More >
From today, Monday April 5th, the Schedule Builder tool on the MMS 2010 Communications Network (CommNet) allows each attendee to reserve a place in up to six Instructor-led Lab sessions. This limit was previously three reservations per attendee.
As attendees from previous years may remember, the Instructor Led Hands-on Labs (ILLs) at MMS are very popular and as space is limited many lab sessions will be fully booked well before the event opens. This is especially true for the lab topics hosted on the opening day – Monday April 19th.
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