Understand the key System Center pricing and licensing changes and how to use them in your conversations with customers to sell today. This session will bring together all of the recent changes we’ve communicated and help you position this news in your accounts. We’ll cover System Center changes in the ECAL, the new Client Management Suite, SMSE & SMSD changes, and upcoming product launches including Service Manager. We’ll also provide a quick recap of the System Center licensing model along with resources for the field to assist you with your customers’ pricing and licensing.
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Microsoft Canada Technology Partner Training : System Center Pricing and Licensing Update – January 2010 Live Meeting on January 27, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
We are excited to announce that two important new server management capabilities will be available through purchasing Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE) and Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD) licenses.
- System Center Service Manager will be a new component of SMSE & SMSD when it is released in the first half of calendar 2010. Service Manager will allow you to improve datacenter service availability and performance by integrating incident and problem management with operational tools—all aimed at simplifying your processes, reducing downtime, and improving the reliability of your datacenter environment. When Service Manager becomes generally available, customers licensed for the SMSE or SMSD will receive the Service Manager Server ML as part of their active Software Assurance coverage.
- Opalis was acquired by Microsoft in December 2009 and Opalis software will be granted to any new or existing SMSE or SMSD license with active Software Assurance coverage as of December 10, 2009. Opalis delivers IT process automation capabilities, including task orchestration across systems, standardization of processes, automation of repetitive tasks, and integrates with System Center and many third-party tools.
Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog : Server Management Suites: New Capabilities and Price Change
Upcoming System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Licensing Changes
Two System Center Server Management Suite licensing changes will become effective 1 July, 2009, with the release of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2*:
- · System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise <SMSE>will be switched from an unlimited operating system environment to a four operating system environment, limited license with a corresponding 20 per cent price decrease.
- · A new suite offering, Microsoft System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter <SMSD> will be introduced and will include the same products as System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise, but, it will be licensed per processor and will provide for the management of an unlimited number of operating system environments.
Changes effective July 1st to System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Licensing – Windows Live