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IT Pro Feature of the Week:   MMS Announcements 

Posted By:  Adam Bomb 
Publish Date: 5/1/2008

It’s Thursday, and that means one thing: Time for another Feature of the Week! Since I’m on location (along with Joey, who does in fact know everyone) at MMS (Microsoft Management Summit) this week, I thought I’d just give you a roundup of the announcements Microsoft made at the event

MMS Announcements Roundup

Beta availability of Virtual Machine Manager 2008Available immediately for download, VMM 2008 provides complete management of Virtual Server, Hyper-V and VMWare virtual machines. Also includes PRO (Performance and Resource Optimization) tips that can dynamically move and provision VMs to best use the resources available across all your virtual machine hosts.

Beta availability of Cross-Platform extensions for Operations Manager Utilizes industry standards and open source technologies like WS-Man and OpenPegasus to bring SCOM management to HP-UX, Solaris, and Redhat and SUSE Linux. Partners providing Oracle, MySQL and Apache management packs.

Release of Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0The first major MOF release in 5 years, this release moves beyond just operations to include the whole IT lifecycle. It also includes guidance that you can start implementing in just 20 minutes, and strong community engagement and interaction.

Configuration Manager SP1Integration with Intel’s vPro technologies for deeper hardware layer integration. Asset Inventory Services – cloud based application catalog. Available in May

Configuration Manager R2 native integration of Application Virtualization distribution and streaming. SQL Reporting services and Forefront integration. RC in June.



The Newly redesigned System Center home page

The MOF homepage

MMS coverage on TechNet Edge