1E Live Webinar – New Shopping 3.0

Reduce the cost of licensing management & control

1E’s updated Shopping software solution, now includes many new features to reduce the cost of software licensing management and control.

Key benefits include:

Reduces software license costs – the new application rental feature enables time-based rental, allowing automatic software and license retrieval

Increases user satisfaction – self-service solution that empowers the user to choose what they need, when they need it, and control the delivery time to minimize disruption

Lowers help desk costs – the software request process is automated from request to delivery, allowing IT staff to focus on more productive tasks

Increases productivity – deploys requested software fast, allowing users to remain productive

Controls the use of software – authorization workflow is automated, ensuring licensed software
is accounted for and only delivered to those with approval to use it

Delivers fast ROI – simple implementation and low running costs sees a typical ROI of between
3 to 6 months

For more information on Shopping 3.0 click here.

Register for a free webinar
Attend a live webinar and discover the new features and benefits of Shopping 3.0 for yourself. This 30 minute webinar will allow you to learn directly from a 1E Solutions Engineer and provides the opportunity to ask questions.

Date

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June 30 or July 8, 2008

Time

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16:00 (GMT), 11:00 (EST)

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[NEASMSUG] User Group Meeting June 25, 2008

DO NOT miss out on this user group meeting if you are in the area.

 

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 at the Microsoft Waltham offices. 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Registration info and directions are found here:

Registration site: https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=129424

Presented by: New England Area SMS User Group http://www.myitforum.com/groups/group57/

An information sharing evening.  For those who have already upgraded to System Center Configuration Manager, bring your experiences, and for those who are planning your upgrade, bring your questions.

Jared Cook (Microsoft) will demo / discuss System Center Configuration Manager SP1/R2.   Jared will connect into his lab to provide a visual overview of SP1. 

Martin Buckley gives us an overview of the new System Center Alliance

No, folks.  This thing (SC Alliance) is still alive – even though we’ve rarely heard about it since the initial announcement at TechEd IT Forum 2007 in Barcelona.

Martin Buckley has dedicated a portion of his blog to righting this wrong, and to help us all “Remember the Alliance!

<gee, that sounds like a kinda battle cry, doesn’t it?>

Anyway…Martin has a nice overview of the SC Alliance on his blog right now.  Check it out…

http://blogs.technet.com/martinbuckley/archive/2008/06/16/microsoft-system-center-alliance-overview.aspx

Also, if you want to read more about the SC Alliance as Martin posts information about it, you can bookmark the following page…

http://blogs.technet.com/martinbuckley/archive/tags/System+Center+Alliance/default.aspx

…or…

grab the RSS feed for System Center Alliance

http://blogs.technet.com/martinbuckley/rss.aspx?Tags=System+Center+Alliance&AndTags=1

SCOMNIVORE blog getting some good coverage today

I posted about Vincent’s blog, SCOMNIVORE, yesterday, and its interesting to see how many times his blog links show up today in varying places.  Such as Stefan’s blog:

http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_stranger/archive/2008/06/19/opsmgr-lineage-explorer.aspx

And, a couple others:

http://www.systemcenterforum.org/another-operations-manager-developer-blog-worth-watching/

http://wchomak.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!F56EFE25599555EC!1236.entry

 

Its great to see Vincent’s blog getting traction right away from the myITforum.com bump.  Vincent contacted me yesterday about his new blog and his company Focus24 (http://www.focus24.com/).  Vincent is also a good friend of our own Ed Aldrich.  Keep your eyes peeled, Vincent will be coming on board as a myITforum.com columnist here shortly.