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How to Deploy to Deploy Office 2010 (Beta) using System Center Essentials 2010

 

Essentials 2010 simplifies software distribution, including easy distribution for common applications such as Microsoft Office. Essentials also provides support for

  • Common targeting filters

  • Changing the properties of existing software packages

  • Adding localized title and description during package creation

  • Many other features

The Essentials team and the Office team have partnered to provide you with the simplest possible deployment experience

System Center Essentials Team Blog : How to Deploy to Deploy Office 2010 (Beta) using System Center Essentials 2010

System Center Essentials Team Blog : Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in System Center Essentials 2007 SP1

This table indicates the current support for the indicated operating systems by System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 components.

Operating system

Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 management server?

Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 agent (to manage the computer)?

Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 remote console?

Windows Server 2008 R2

No

Yes

Yes

Windows 7

No

Yes

Yes

System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 supports managing computers running either the Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. However, the following steps are required to enable management:

System Center Essentials Team Blog : Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in System Center Essentials 2007 SP1

System Center Essentials Team Blog : Essentials 2007 SP1 Support for WSUS 3.0 SP2/SQL Server 2008

 

System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 supports WSUS 3.0 SP1 being upgraded to WSUS 3.0 SP2. Customers who are currently running Essentials 2007 SP1 can upgrade to WSUS 3.0 SP2. For how to download WSUS 3.0 SP2 and the improvements in WSUS 3.0 SP2, please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972455.

Read the FAQ:

System Center Essentials Team Blog : Essentials 2007 SP1 Support for WSUS 3.0 SP2/SQL Server 2008

System Center Essentials Team Blog : Sign up now for the System Center Essentials 2010 Beta!

 

We're getting close to releasing the public beta of System Center Essentials 2010! 

Why should you be interested?  We've listened to your feedback and requests!

  • Added server virtualization management support
  • Rewritten setup for an easier, intuitive installation
  • Built automatic Microsoft Update subscription maintenance
  • Provided flexible computer grouping
  • Added additional software distribution target criteria
  • Plus a lot, lot more!

Sign up here to be notified when the beta is released!

System Center Essentials Team Blog : Sign up now for the System Center Essentials 2010 Beta!

Announcing the System Center Essentials Technology Adoption Program

This announcement is to alert you that the next version of System Center Essentials Technology Adoption Program (TAP) is now accepting nominations.

Do you want to be part of making the next generation of the System Center Essentials product great? If you are a responsible for managing the IT assets and services for a midsized business and have a passion for providing feedback, you could be a great candidate for our Technology Adoption Program (TAP). We view our TAP program as one of the most important investments we make as a product team. We are very selective in which customers we invite to participate and we intend is to partner very closely with you. Our goal is to develop a mutually beneficial and long term relationship with you to enable building the next version of the System Center Essentials product that is designed to meet your needs to the best of our abilities.


For more information and to nominate yourself for the TAP please click this link.

System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) 4.0 Released

SCUP 4.0 allows customers to import software update catalogs, create, modify, and export software update definitions, and publish software updates.

New in version 4.0

  • Ability to import and publish the following update types: bundle, driver, detectoid and updates with pre-requisites.
  • New “Software Update Details” view with “Dependencies” tab that displays update dependencies (prerequisites for a single update or children of an update bundle).
  • Note: none of the above update types can be duplicated or edited in the SCUP console (only export ,import, flag for publish, expire, delete and publish is available)

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