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Greg Shields
You can create System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager service templates to deploy and manage remote desktop services with scale out.
June2013
System Center Virtual Machine Manager streamlines managing and configuring your virtual machines and hosts.
January2013
Greg Shields
System Center Orchestrator 2012 uses runbooks to automate activities and tasks—all without requiring a single line of code or script.
December2012
Paul Schnackenburg
The forthcoming System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 expedites virtual management for moving to private or hybrid clouds.
November2012
Paul Schnackenburg
You can manage the fabric of your entire virtual infrastructure with the new System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
October2012
Paul Schnackenburg
Centralized management and a scoped console simplify administration and troubleshooting duties for running backups.
August2012
Paul Schnackenburg
Automating IT processes saves time and effort, and you can do it fairly easily with System Center 2012 Orchestrator.
July2012
Paul Schnackenburg
Microsoft System Center Advisor can help you troubleshoot system issues before they become serious problems.
June2012
Paul Schnackenburg
The new System Center Operations Manager promises to bring better integrated and extended network monitoring capabilities.
February2012
Joshua Hoffman
Soon the System Center family will have several new additions to facilitate self-service, process improvement and automation.
October2011
Lafe Low
Microsoft has several significant updates and revisions forthcoming to its Windows Azure, SQL Azure, System Center, Forefront and Windows Phone 7 platforms.
June2011
Paul Schnackenburg
Expanded hypervisor support, virtual application support and a myriad of other upgrades are coming in the new VMM 2012.
June2011
Joshua Hoffman
The System Center 2012 suite will take a comprehensive, integrated approach to infrastructure management, monitoring and optimization.
June2011
Paul Schnackenburg
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is changing to reflect the new approach of managing users rather than systems.
March2011
Joshua Hoffman
Virtualization can help you reduce your carbon output; increase your bottom line; consolidate resources; and add flexibility, scalability and resilience.
February2011
Greg Shields
Where PerfMon falls short, Essentials comes in with a powerful, flexible, configurable option for monitoring just about any aspect your servers exhibit.
October2010
Rogerio Panigassi
TechNet Magazine of March 2010 brings Vistualization and Cloud Computing as editorial themes for all the articles produced.
March2010
Steve Rachui
Combining SQL Server Reporting Services with System Center Configuration Manager creates a flexible and powerful reporting solution.
January2010
Chris Adams
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.
November2009
Greg Shields
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.
September2009
Paul Schnackenburg
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.
September2009
Chris Adams
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.
September2009
Greg Shields
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
September2009
Stacia Misner
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.
August2009
Pete Zerger
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.
November2008
Cameron Fuller
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.
November2008
Steve Rachui
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.
November2008
Edwin Yuen
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.
October2008
Matt Fontaine
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.
May2008
Pete Zerger
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.
May2008
John Orefice
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.
August2007
Steve Rachui
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.
August2007
David Mills
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.
August2007
Pete Zerger
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.
August2007
Andy Dominey
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.
August2007
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.
August2007