Category Archives: System Center Essentials

3 New System Center RTMs

As expected there have been announcements at this years MMS. The System Center team try and focus their release efforts around this event. So we have System Center Data Protection (DPM) 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/data-protection-manager.aspx and System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/essentials.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenteressentials/archive/2010/04/19/sc-essentials-2010-is-released-to-manufacturing.aspx Info on both here – http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2010/04/19/the-right-tools-for-the-job-sce-2010-dpm-2010.aspx The biggie that ties them …

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SCE 2010 Release Candidate

A few days ago the System Center Essential teams announced that SCR 2010 RC was available at a whopping 5 GB download. Thank goodness for broadband. For details see http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenteressentials/archive/2010/01/20/essentials-2010-release-candidate-now-available.aspx And they have then posted about how to use SCE 2010 to deploy Office 2010 beta. http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenteressentials/archive/2010/01/21/how-to-deploy-to-deploy-office-2010-beta-using-system-center-essentials-2010.aspx

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MMS Keynote – Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson did this morning’s keynote. This was more focused than yesterdays but was still quite low energy with not much excitement or feedback from the audience. Most of his talk was futures and about focusing on the client and end up with a demo of the next version of Config Manager showing that an …

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New Community MPs

This a growing area with some really good ones as well. I have tried to keep track of MPs not in the main Microsoft catalogue on this page. It needs some work to bring it up to date and make it look better. Pete Zerger also has a page at http://www.systemcenterforum.org/mps/. The System Center Virtual …

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The Blog List

A while back I started a page at the side of my blog with a list of all the MOM and SCOM bloggers. https://ianblythmanagement.wordpress.com/mom-blog-links/ The feeling was if you came across my blog by accident but wanted more on Operations Manager you could look at the list and add which ones you fancied. As time …

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MMS Partner Announcements

The big news is usually for the Microsoft announcements which although they are interesting are mainly about betas and roadmaps this year. Partners also use the MMS to announce their news and while Silect have had a few blog posts about their release of a free version of MP Studio Lite there are 29 press …

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Windows 2008 Support Plans

On the 7th I posted that I would like to see what is going to be supported for MOM 2005 and SCOM 2007 with Windows 2008 and SQL 2008. Well Satya (aka Deployment Man from the MOM Product Team) has done a post about Windows 2008. http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2008/01/09/support-plans-for-opsmgr-2007-sce-and-mom-2005-running-on-windows-server-2008.aspx Basically don’t bother with MOM 2005 on 2008 …

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VHD Demos

SC VMM 2007 beta 2 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d4e8bc52-3c3b-4bae-b937-987da892fad7&DisplayLang=en SCE 2007 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=27342759-e9d6-4073-918c-e9dff77d0206&DisplayLang=en Both require registration.

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Not Everyone likes SCE

I posted a while back that I liked System Center Essentials (SCE) and Pete and Bjorn have also been complimentary about it. There is a good article on SystemCenterForum.org on when you should use SCE and when you should consider SCOM, WSUS and SMS. However we do tend to blog about MOM and SCOM mainly. So …

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More mini videos

In January I posted about 3 mini SCOM 2007 webcasts. Well Justin Incarnato, Microsoft, has left a comment that there is more on the web with SCE also getting some.  “we have quite a few more for OM 2007 and 8 or so for SCE. Check back at the site today, as we have added …

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