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Intel vPro Expert Center Blog: Expired GoDaddy vPro Provisioning Certificate in a SCCM Environment

 

So what happens when your Remote Provisioning Certificate used to provision vPro systems expires? In this article, I discuss the behaviors you will see in Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and the process necessary to renew your certificate from GoDaddy to get your Site server provisioning again.

Intel vPro Expert Center Blog: Expired GoDaddy vPro Provisioning Certificate in a SCCM Environment

Learn about the new Intel vPro Technology Alliance

Join Intel to learn more about the new "Intel vPro Technology Alliance". This exciting program is for manageability service providers.  By integrating the innovative security, manageability and cost-saving features of Intel vPro technology in your service offerings, can help your business offer new value added services and create additional business opportunities with new and existing accounts.

Tue, Jan 26, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

Sign up for the Webinar:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/358925115

Activation Blog: ROI Analysis: Cal U achieves 193% ROI with Intel vPro Technology and Microsoft Configuration Manager

 

This latest ROI Analysis paper shows how California University of Pennsylvania began to see strong benefits after deploying PCs with Intel® vPro™ technology and using Microsoft Configuration Manager to start using Intel vPro capabilities. Cal U's goal is to improve IT efficiency and reduce costs. In particular, the university wants to conduct remote patching even when PCs are powered off, and enable power management through the remote power up/down feature built into the new PCs.

Key findings from this analysis include projected net benefits of over $150,000 across 5 years, from improved power management and from reduced deskside visits traditionally required for BIOS updates, patch resolution, and software problem mediation. Their projected ROI is 193% over 5 years, with break-even point in Year 3.

Download the paper:

Activation Blog: ROI Analysis: Cal U achieves 193% ROI with Intel vPro Technology and Microsoft Configuration Manager

Intel vPro: Finding AMT Objects in Active Directory « Trevor Sullivan’s Tech Room

 

If you are using Out Of Band (OOB) Management in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 SP1 (or greater) to manage your Intel vPro clients, you may have noticed that computer objects are created in your Active Directory domain during provisioning of the Intel vPro firmware. These computer objects are created by the amtproxymgr component of an OOB Service Point, and allow Intel vPro to communicate directory with Active Directory, regardless of the operating system state.

Intel vPro: Finding AMT Objects in Active Directory « Trevor Sullivan's Tech Room

Microsoft-vPro: Updated version of the SCS to SCCM Migration Utility Available

 

An updated version of the SCS to SCCM migration utility has just been released.  For those customers that were previously activated on the SMS Add-on and the Intel SCS, this utility will help ease your migration to SCCM SP1 or the upcoming SCCM SP2.  This new version has been tested and validated to support up to SCS 5.x and SCCM SP2.

Microsoft-vPro: Updated version of the SCS to SCCM Migration Utility Available

Opportunity for myITforum.com columnists and bloggers: Talk Parallel with Intel’s James Reinders in Sept. 24 Live Q&A

Parallelism has arrived, and it’s changing the game for those on the front lines of the end-to-end development cycle. On Sept. 23, Renee James, vice president of Intel’s software and services group, will talk about new software programming initiatives at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.

The following day, you will have the opportunity to participate in the first in a series of conversations with James Reinders, Intel’s chief software evangelist, to get the deep-dive scoop on what these new developments mean to the software community, and hear more about Intel software’s roadmap for multicore and manycore development.

To review some recent developments, in April Intel announced its intent to commercialize its Ct technology. In May, the industry’s first parallel programming tool for Windows Visual Studio* developers, Intel® Parallel Studio, was launched. Over the past several weeks, Intel acquired technologies and people from Cilk Arts* and RapidMind*. A new "test drive your code for multicore" service will be rolled out this fall, and many other initiatives are on the horizon.


 


The invitation-only conference call with James Reinders on Sept. 24 will take place at 8 a.m. PST, and he will discuss Intel’s initiatives in-depth, while framing their relevance in response to questions like these:


Threading adoption: When is the right time? When will markets adopt?

Data parallelism verses task parallelism: Is there an ideal blend?

How to combine multiple parallel programming techniques in a single program?

How important is forward scaling?

Is application reliability really at risk with parallel programming? How do we cope?

Should you thread if you don’t need added performance?


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During this event with a select group of industry watchdogs and market makers, you will have the opportunity to ask Reinders questions via live chat. A limited number of virtual seats are available for this exclusive series, so please RSVP to me at talkparallel@parallelstudio.com by Sept. 16 to secure your place on this first call.

I look forward to hearing if you will be able to join us.

Regards,
The Talk Parallel Team