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System Center Configuration Manager


July 31, 2013  6:53 PM

Popular Windows Server definitions you need to know



Posted by: Toni Boger
Active Directory, Group Policy, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

As we move into the second half of 2013, we decided to look at some of the most popular Windows Server definitions from the year so far. We highlighted the most popular terms and additional information that will help you have a better understanding of how each term fits into the larger Windows...

June 15, 2012  8:52 PM

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 now available



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
System Center 2012, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Operations Manager 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, windows server 2012

Users of Microsoft's System Center suite can now test out the management products' compatibility with the latest version of Windows Server, as the second Community Technology Preview of

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April 17, 2012  3:08 PM

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 released – and new Windows Intune is on the way



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, microsoft deployment toolkit, microsoft management summit, MMS 2012, System Center 2012, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows 8, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, windows RT

Ready, set…deploy. Microsoft today released the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012, its product for automating deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010, Office 365 and Windows Server 2008 R2. According to the company, the latest version of the toolkit has several updates, including self-service,...


April 13, 2012  6:20 PM

What to expect at MMS 2012



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Hyper-V, Microsoft, MMS 2012, PowerShell, System Center 2012, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server 8

This year's Microsoft Management Summit will kick off in a few short days in Las Vegas, and we'll be watching closely to find the new technologies and products that will impact IT pros in the coming months. Along with our Senior Executive...


April 2, 2012  8:13 PM

System Center 2012 now available…sort of



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, System Center, System Center 2012, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server 8

It looks like System Center 2012 is finally on its way to general availability, though Microsoft is still tight-lipped about the exact release date. What we do know is that the systems management suite was quietly made available to

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January 31, 2012  2:23 AM

Windows Server and System Center: Mobile device management HQ?



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Android smart phones, iPad, Microsoft, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Server

Will IT shops soon be using System Center and Windows Server to control and update enterprise applications on employee smartphones and tablets? One analyst thinks that could be the case in the near future. In a discussion of Microsoft's enterprise software roadmap for 2012 and beyond last week,...


October 7, 2011  3:03 PM

Windows Server Spotlight: Azure, PowerShell and more in this week’s news



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Cloud Computing, Interop, PowerShell, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Azure, Windows Server, Windows Server 8

You want to know what's happening with the world of Windows Server administration, but you don't have the time to sift through your RSS and

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October 15, 2010  7:44 PM

Minor Active Directory tweaks in Configuration Manager R3



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

As you may have heard, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R3 was officially released this week. While most of the attention has been...


August 19, 2010  9:19 PM

Configuration Manager R3 comes as no surprise



Posted by: Bcournoyer
System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

The next version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 should officially ship soon, with the release candidate approved earlier this...


May 25, 2010  8:14 PM

Beta drops for next System Center Configuration Manager release



Posted by: Bcournoyer
System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft has released the first beta for its upcoming systems and client management product, tentatively dubbed System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) v.Next. The new release is designed to provide self-service application management for end users and simplify the administration of network...


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