MMS Press Announcements

If you are not at the MMS like Stefan and myself then you can check out all the press announcements at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/mgmtsummit/default.mspx.

Microsoft give the press the news but they are not allowed to publish until the keynote is finished but you can read the press announcement for the speech at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/apr08/04-29MMS08PR.mspx

Key points

  • Public beta for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions (out of the box for HP-UX, Read Hat, Solaris and SUSE)
  • Working with OpenPegasus – Pegasus is an open-source implementation of the DMTF CIM and WBEM standards.
  • Beta of the updated System Center Operations Manager 2007 Connectors
  • Public beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (formerly code-named “Virtual Machine Manager vNext”)

The rest of the press releases are customer stories.

So the good news is the beefing up of support for heterogeneous systems – both managing and connecting. VNext of SCVMM was already known. So nothing big to announce as these are all betas which I thought might be the case. It will now be interesting to see if the partners announce something big. I will be commentating on the implications of the announcements in future posts.

And the new funky look for the System Center web site (marketing – not technical) is now live

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/default.aspx

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