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System Center & Systems Management
Geek of All Trades: Scale out with templates
You can create System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager service templates to deploy and manage remote desktop services with scale out.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Virtual machine management simplified
System Center Virtual Machine Manager streamlines managing and configuring your virtual machines and hosts.
Geek of All Trades: Script-free glue for automation
System Center Orchestrator 2012 uses runbooks to automate activities and tasks—all without requiring a single line of code or script.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Perfecting the private cloud
The forthcoming System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 expedites virtual management for moving to private or hybrid clouds.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Virtual management
You can manage the fabric of your entire virtual infrastructure with the new System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012: Protect Your Data
Centralized management and a scoped console simplify administration and troubleshooting duties for running backups.
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012: Lead the System Center Band
Automating IT processes saves time and effort, and you can do it fairly easily with System Center 2012 Orchestrator.
Microsoft System Center Advisor: A Trusted Advisor
Microsoft System Center Advisor can help you troubleshoot system issues before they become serious problems.
System Center Operations Manager 2012: Expanding Monitoring with Ease
The new System Center Operations Manager promises to bring better integrated and extended network monitoring capabilities.
System Center 2012: Keep an Eye on System Center 2012
Soon the System Center family will have several new additions to facilitate self-service, process improvement and automation.
Tech Ed North America 2011: Microsoft Readies Numerous Updates
Microsoft has several significant updates and revisions forthcoming to its Windows Azure, SQL Azure, System Center, Forefront and Windows Phone 7 platforms.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: VMM Gets Major Upgrade
Expanded hypervisor support, virtual application support and a myriad of other upgrades are coming in the new VMM 2012.
Microsoft System Center 2012: Taking Systems Management to the Cloud
The System Center 2012 suite will take a comprehensive, integrated approach to infrastructure management, monitoring and optimization.
Microsoft System Center: The New Look of SCCM
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is changing to reflect the new approach of managing users rather than systems.
Virtualization: Cut Costs and Carbon with Virtualization
Virtualization can help you reduce your carbon output; increase your bottom line; consolidate resources; and add flexibility, scalability and resilience.
Geek of All Trades: Monitoring Servers with System Center Essentials 2010
Where PerfMon falls short, Essentials comes in with a powerful, flexible, configurable option for monitoring just about any aspect your servers exhibit.
Cover: March 2010 Home
TechNet Magazine of March 2010 brings Vistualization and Cloud Computing as editorial themes for all the articles produced.
System Center Configuration Manager: SQL Server Reporting Services and System Center Configuration Manager
Combining SQL Server Reporting Services with System Center Configuration Manager creates a flexible and powerful reporting solution.
Windows 7 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Your Windows 7 Deployment Guide
Using Microsoft’s own massive migration as an example, this article describes tools and techniques for streamlining your organization’s move to Windows 7. Learn how the Operating System Deployment (OSD) feature in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 can simplify and speed up any deployment project—regardless of size or complexity.
System Center Essentials: Why System Center Works for the Non-Enterprise: Total Visibility, Total Control
Microsoft System Center is typically associated with largescale IT environments. Learn how System Center components can offer managing and monitoring capabilities for the small to midsize organization as well.
VMM R2 RC: Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RC
Find out how the R2 version of VMM 2008 can help you manage your organization’s virtual machines more easily and effi ciently. A key feature is its support for new new functionality in Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor.
Dynamic Provisioning: Dynamically Confi gure Manager Roles Using VMM and Operations Manager
Manually installing and deploying your infrastructure is a time-consuming, tedious process. Automate those tasks with System Center tools, and get on to more important work.
From the Editor: System Center Solutions: Meeting Universal Needs
Geek of all Trades: How to Install Non-Microsoft Patches Using System Center Essentials
Microsoft’s System Center Essentials (SCE) platform combines the functionality of two large-scale Microsoft management solutions—Windows Server Update Services and System Center Operations Manager—in a package designed for smaller environments. Learn how
Business Intelligence: Planning Your First Microsoft BI Solution
Even BI novices can learn what goes into creating a BI solution, from planning and designing a data mart to preparing data. An Adventure Works example illustrates the first steps a company can take to ensure that its BI solution supports the strategic decisions it needs to make.
System Center: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 with OpsMgr 2007
As you deploy Windows Server 2008 into your environment, you’ll need a way to manage and monitor its health, performance, and availability. Fortunately, you can use the existing System Center tools you are already familiar with. See how you can use OpsMgr 2007 to manage your Windows Server 2008 assets.
System Center: Using Configuration Manager with Windows Server 2008
The release of System Center Configuration Manager SP1 added full support for managing Windows Server 2008 systems, including such new features as server core. Get a quick overview of deploying the ConfigMgr agent and using ConfigMgr to manage Windows Server 2008 systems throughout your organization.
System Center: Granular Targeting in Operations Manager 2007
For every monitoring object you build, you must also decide what target to use. Choosing the correct target is critical, but knowing how to go about choosing the correct target is not always clear. Steve Rachui explores various options for correct targeting in OpsMgr and provides guidance for choosing the appropriate method for each scenario.
Virtualization: Manage Your Virtual Environments with VMM 2008
System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides a consolidated interface for managing your virtual infrastructure. The latest version adds support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, as well as for VMware virtual machines. Explore the new features and get an overview of using VMM to centralize your management tasks.
System Center: Introducing System Center Mobile Device Manager
The new System Center Mobile Device Manager provides a complete set of tools for managing Windows Mobile devices through an MMC snap-in or via Windows PowerShell. Find out how this vital tool will allow you to manage mobile devices, increase security, and deliver mobile VPN capabilities.
System Center: What's New in System Center Essentials SP1
Service Pack 1 introduces significant enhancements for System Center Essentials 2007. Explore some of the key changes that will improve the user experience and streamline administration.
System Center: SMS Evolved: A Powerful New Solution to Manage Your Systems
Systems management is about to get a lot easier. Take a guided tour of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and see how it can simplify key tasks, such as deploying software updates, managing mobile devices, and maintaining system configurations.
System Center: Deploy Apps and Updates to Your Branch Offices
Branch distribution points, one of the new features in Configuration Manager 2007, might appear at first to be a fairly minor addition. But if you take a closer look, you’ll find that it offers new, indispensible capabilities for managing software distribution to branch offices.
System Center: Getting Started with System Center Essentials 2007
Designed specifically for midsized businesses, System Center Essentials offers a unified solution for monitoring, managing, and troubleshooting systems. Here’s a detailed guide to installing and configuring Essentials 2007 for your network.
System Center: Keep an Eye on Your Servers with Operations Manager 2007
Operations Manager 2007, the newest incarnation of MOM, introduces some major improvements, including new management interfaces, better reporting, support for line-of-business applications, new security options, and more.
System Center: Migrating from MOM to Operations Manager 2007
Ready to make the switch to Operations Manager 2007? Due to architectural changes, there’s no simple in-place upgrade path from a previous version of MOM. Instead, follow one of the migration plans presented here.
System Center: Take Your Apps Virtual with Microsoft SoftGrid
Ahmer Sabri and Kedar Shah
Virtualized applications offer numerous benefits, from improved user experience to simplified system administration. Get a detailed overview of how Microsoft SoftGrid delivers virtual applications, how it can fit into your infrastructure, and how it can save your company time and money.
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