Microsoft and Citrix Partnership

 

Citrix has a rich history of embracing and extending Microsoft’s platform. As such, Microsoft endorses XenDesktop as the premier desktop virtualization solution for enterprise and complex environments.

XenDesktop 4 strengthens our partnership and product alignment by plugging into App-V, Remote Desktop Services, Hyper-V Server and System Center, providing the most comprehensive solution to  virtual and physical desktops.

Microsoft shares our view that desktop virtualization is broader than VDI and shares a common vision of user centric computing. Together, the joint solution provides the best user experience, integrated management and the most comprehensive and cost effective solution to service the different user types and business drivers.

http://microsoftandcitrix.com/ 

Partner Campaign: http://www.citrixandmicrosoftvirtualization.com/Anonymous/Default.aspx

Increasing the F5 Management Pack’s Responsiveness for Statistics Collection

 

With the recent release (v1.6.1.212), the F5 Management Pack has an improved responsiveness to device statistics collection. By default, the timer interval for collecting stats is set to 30 seconds, but this value now can be easily overwritten in the (SCOM 2007) F5 Management Pack, as a rule override. The lowest value the timer interval could be set, theoretically, is 3 seconds. There is an internal safeguard in the F5 device (Big-IP) against lowering this threshold and putting unnecessary load on the device CPU, for collecting stats. In the real world stats would come, on average, every 5-10 seconds, even with the 3 second interval setting.

Increasing the F5 Management Pack's Responsiveness for Statistics Collection

SC Config Mgr 2007 SP2 International Client Pack released

 

International Client Packs (ICPs) contain international-language clients to use with System Center Configuration Manager (SC Config Mgr) 2007 SP2. ICP downloads contain only the Config Mgr client files, not the English-language SC Config Mgr 2007 S2, which is required.
ICP1 contains the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

ICP2 contains all languages from ICP1 plus the following:

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Download details: SC Config Mgr 2007 SP2 ICP1 and ICP2

Checking on my Zune repair status – not

It’s been a few days since I dropped my ZuneHD off (prepaid) to the UPS shipping store.  Strangely, I started missing it today and decided to check on its status.

You can check on your Zune repair status by going here (they don’t make it easy to find):

http://www.zune.net/en-us/repair/

Once logged in I find:

zunestats

And, they give me a link to:

viedetals

But, alas…clicking to view details gives me the famous asp.net error…

servererror

Intel vPro Expert Center Blog: Upcoming webinar for Microsoft System Center Service Providers

 

Intel® vPro™ Technology Alliance Program: Briefing for Microsoft System Center Service Providers

Join us for a Webinar on January 26

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/358925115

Join us 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.

Title:
Intel® vPro™ Technology Alliance Program: Briefing for Microsoft System Center Service Providers

Date:
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Time:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

Intel vPro Expert Center Blog: Upcoming webinar for Microsoft System Center Service Providers

Windows Server Update Services Tools and Utilities

 

  • Windows Update Agent API Updated Header Files

    Download the updated WUA API header files for developing applications leveraging the WUA Agent public interfaces. You can download header files for the following platforms: i386, ia64bit, and x64bit.

  • WSUS Reporting Rollup Sample Tool

    This tool uses the WSUS application programming interface (API) to demonstrate centralized monitoring and reporting for WSUS. It creates a single report of update and computer status from the WSUS servers into your WSUS environment. The sample package also contains sample source files to customize or extend the tool functionality of the tool to meet specific needs. The WSUS Reporting Rollup Sample Tool and files are provided AS IS. No product support is available for this tool or sample files. For more information read the readme file.

  • Windows Server Update Services

    You can now register for and download WSUS. See for yourself how easy it is to have full control over the software that you distribute to computers in your network.

  • Server Diagnostic Tool

    Download this tool, which has been designed to help administrators gather WSUS server debugging logs and configuration information for further troubleshooting. The Windows Server Update Services Server Diagnostic tool is provided AS IS. No product support is available for this tool. For more information, read the readme file.

  • Client Diagnostics Tool

    Download this tool, which has been designed to aid the WSUS administrator in troubleshooting client machines that are failing to report back to the WSUS Server. The tool will conduct preliminary checks and test the communication between the WSUS Server and the client machine. Once the tool has completed the tests it will display the results in the console window. The Windows Server Update Services Client Diagnostic tool is provided AS IS. No product support is available for this tool. For more information, read the readme file.

  • Windows Server Update Services API Samples and Tools

    These samples and tools allow administrators and developers to control the functionality of the WSUS server. For more information, read the readme file.

Windows Server Update Services Tools and Utilities

Extra! New SCCM class in February.

A few seats left for our 3 day lab in February in Atlanta!

This 3 day lab is developed and presented by Kent Agerlund; a SCCM geek who has been working with the product since 1996 (then SMS) and as an instructor and certified trainer since 1992. Kent is taking you thru a dazzling journey of the ins and outs of SCCM 2007 SP2.

The course will take you through the installation and configuration of the main features in ConfigMgr. based on Windows 2008 and Windows 7. After the course you will have a solid understanding off the product and be able to use these features:

·        Inventory Management

·        Asset Intelligence

·        Software distribution

·        Software updates

·        Desired configuration management

·        Image deployment

 

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