Beta Exam Announcements : Register for Beta Exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring

 

You are invited to take beta exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. The 71-xxx identifier is used for registering for beta versions of MCP exams, when the exam is released in its final form the 70-xxx identifier is used for registration.

Beta Exam Announcements : Register for Beta Exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring

Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog : System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 RTMs

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 has RTM’d and GA via volume licensing is set for October 1. This is great news for all and I’d like to especially thank our VMM 2008 R2 Development, Product Management, and Test teams. Lots of hard work fueled by their passion in virtualization and management has resulted in a very good software release.

A 180-day evaluation version is now available, too, on the Microsoft Download site. You can access it here.

Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog : System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 RTMs

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!

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog : Troubleshooting patch installation issues on SMS 2003 ITMU with Exit Code 32788

 

I thought of blogging this information as it took a little bit of time to identify the root cause of the issue and I didn’t see it documented publicly anywhere.  Hopefully if you run into the same issue this will help you find a quick solution.

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog : Troubleshooting patch installation issues on SMS 2003 ITMU with Exit Code 32788

System Center Virtual Machine Manager : System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RTM

 

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager team  is pleased to announce the release to manufacturing of SCVMM 2008 R2.  To help you upgrade your existing SCVMM 2008 environment Kerim Hanif, Program Manager SCVMM, has posted a helpful blog for upgrading. 

http://blogs.technet.com/chengw/archive/2009/08/24/vmm-2008-r2-upgrade-guide.aspx

System Center Virtual Machine Manager : System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RTM

Rod Trent Interview – Part 2 « The Realm of the Verbal Processor

 

Okay…it has been entirely too long since I’ve posted…over two months. Life has been a little crazy, but I finally cleaned up the rest of the Rod Trent interview to prepare it for posting. Hope you enjoy it. Also…I expect to post the next interview within another week or so…it is with Tim Mintner of the Microsoft Deployment product team!

Rod Trent Interview – Part 2 « The Realm of the Verbal Processor

Michael Niehaus’ Windows and Office deployment ramblings : New Intel iaStor driver available

 

Many of you have been “challenged” by this driver: when you import it into the MDT Deployment Workbench, it says that it supports both “x86” and “x64” platforms, when really each download supports one or the other.  With the latest release that Intel made available on their download site (and which should be showing up on other vendor’s sites soon if it hasn’t already), that’s no longer an issue.

Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings : New Intel iaStor driver available

System Center Service Manager : Targeting Workflows in Service Manager

 

In a previous post, I described how the Management Service runs what we call “workflows” in Service Manager and then I provided an example for you to try. In this post, I want to describe some more detailed and important aspects of how workflows run in Service Manager. There are some subtle differences and key points that are important to understand for those of you coming from an Operations Manager background or that are planning to write workflows from scratch instead of using our MP authoring tools.

System Center Service Manager : Targeting Workflows in Service Manager

The System Center Platform in Service Manager

The System Center Platform in Service Manager Part 1: Introduction

The System Center Platform in Service Manager Part 2: The Model-Based Database

The System Center Platform in Service Manager Part 2: The Model-Based Database – Try It!

The System Center Platform in Service Manager Part 3: The System Center Data Access Service

The System Center Platform in Service Manager Part 3: The System Center Data Access Service – Try It!

The System Center Platform in Service Manager Part 4: The System Center Management Service

MDT Web Frontend goes Beta – Maik Koster at myITforum.com

 

I`m happy to announce that the MDT Web Frontend finally has reached Beta status. A Big Thank You to Jason Scheffelmaer who did a lot of testing and with whom I could exchange a lot of ideas on how to implement and improve certain parts.

The FrontEnd is now a full feature replacement of the Deployment Workbench Database Part (2008. Support for 2010 will come soon).

MDT Web Frontend goes Beta – Maik Koster at myITforum.com