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  • Blog Post: The MOM team start blogging

    The program managers for Microsoft Operations Manager have started their own team blog , and they already have post categories that hint at what's to come. I've been working closely with this team over the past few months, so it's great to see them getting the blogging bug — go say hi! And to answer...
  • Blog Post: NYT article about Eric Rudder... and other Microsoft bloggers

    Tomorrow’s New York Times is running an article by Steve Lohr entitled “ A Front-Runner at Microsoft, but There’s No Race Yet ” (registration required). The article is mostly about Eric Rudder, Senior VP of the Server and Tools division and about five clicks up the org chart from me. Here’s the bit that...
  • Blog Post: Video from MMS 2005

    Larry Gregory has posted a great video from the Microsoft Management Summit — well worth watching, even if you were there in person! It's the "Management" episode of his ISV Show series, so as well as walking around the conference floor and interviewing KirillT and BobKelly (in charge of engineering...
  • Blog Post: New in this month's management updates: Windows Update Services and System Center Reporting Manager

    Earlier today I posted this month’s updates to the Management Updates blog. There’s news about MMS 2005 (of course), details of upcoming webcasts on various MOM and SMS topics, and also a couple of new categories: System Center Reporting Manager (upcoming product) and Windows Update Services (the next...
  • Blog Post: This month's updates on SMS, MOM, and now Virtual Server

    I’ve posted this month’s roll-ups of all the news and announcements about SMS and MOM on the Management Updates blog. What’s new is that we now include information about Virtual Server . Big thanks to Jonathan Lau for putting the original newsletter together every month.
  • Blog Post: SMS Inventory Tool for Dell Updates: dull name, but actually a big deal

    The SMS team just shipped their Inventory Tool for Dell Updates , a free download for SMS 2003 . This is another one of those descriptive-and-boring product names , but it actually hides something that’s pretty damn cool, and will ease the lives of many a systems administrator. Here’s how it works...
  • Blog Post: SMS and MOM bloggers from around the world

    We’re really ramping up some worldwide blog coverage of Microsoft systems management products – as well as Eileen Brown from the UK, we’ve got Jeff Alexander blogging from Australia, and Shitanshu from India. And it sounds like Eileen’s “blogging bootcamp” (as taught at our internal sales event by Betsy...
  • Blog Post: Welcome James Morey to the SMS & MOM blogging scene!

    Ok, first I said that you really only needed to subscribe to Eileen Brown and Rod Trent for all of your SMS and MOM needs. Then my bosses’ boss started blogging , and it would be foolhardy of me to tell you to ignore him! Now James Morey has arrived with “ Jimbo’s MOM 2005 WebLog ”...
  • Blog Post: Blogging up the management hierarchy

    My “grand-manager” Brad Anderson has started a blog on myITforum. Although it’s really half a blog, since he’s sharing it with Bill Anderson. And of course he hasn’t actually posted anything yet . But these are minor quibbles — if you want to hear from Mr SMS himself...
  • Blog Post: Why we need process, not just tools

    In case you missed this story when it hit the headlines last month, one of the UK’s major government departments lost the use of most of its desktop PCs for nearly a week. Now we’re seeing more details on the causes of the outage: EDS has admitted that an error by one of its computer operators...
  • Blog Post: Where to get this week's SMS and MOM news

    As I said , I’m going to start leaving it to Rod Trent and Eileen Brown to handle the weekly news about MOM and SMS. So go visit Rod to learn about: Registration for MMS 2005 (April 18 th -22 nd 2005 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas!) Vintela’s Request for Input for New MOM Extension to non...
  • Blog Post: Winding down the SMS & MOM content on this blog, ramping up Indy instead

    Back when I started out , I was the only blogger in the WEMD organization, and I took it upon myself to post our weekly news , as well as the monthly “Management Updates” newsletters. Now there are nine other blogs in the SMS & MOM category on the left of my page, and I feel like we’re in pretty...
  • Blog Post: Monthly update on SMS & MOM

    I’ve posted another month’s worth of marketing prose over at the Management Updates blog , but hopefully you’ve already seen most of these announcements before: SMS SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack SMS 2003 Device Management Feature Pack Using SMS 2003 to Distribute Office 2003 Upcoming...
  • Blog Post: More SMS and MOM resources

    Eileen Brown has burst onto blogs.msdn.com with a torrent of SMS and MOM content – check out her Systems Management Software category . And if you’re not subscribed to MVP Rod Trent’s blog , you’ve missed out on these stories over the past month: The SMS team asking for feedback on their new...
  • Blog Post: Downloaded the Windows Update Services beta? Try the WUS wiki!

    This deserves a post of its own because it’s so cool. One thing I missed in my announcements from IT Forum 2004 is that you can now get a free download of WUS (Windows Update Services) as part of the beta open evaluation program. Naturally this has the standard feedback options of any Microsoft beta...
  • Blog Post: SMS & MOM news from IT Forum 2004

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted any SMS & MOM news, so it’s time to catch up on all of our announcements from IT Forum 2004 in Copenhagen last week. All of these downloads are free! The SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack is out of beta at last. If the phrases “in-place...
  • Blog Post: SMS and MOM news

    With the beginning of a new month, I've posted another round of "official" (aka marketing) announcements to the Management Updates blog. Here's a quick overview of some of the new stuff that hasn't previously appeared here: MOM 2005 Exchange Server Management Pack Guide - how to manage Exchange in the...
  • Blog Post: MOM gets Ladybug! (or - how to report bugs and request features in MOM)

    As reported by Larry Duncan and Rod Trent , the MOM team are one of the first to adopt the great work that MSDN have done on Product Feedback Center, aka "Ladybug". This site lets Microsoft "close the loop" on bug reporting and product suggestions. You can either start at the Product Feedback Center...
  • Blog Post: Local user groups for SMS and MOM

    A couple of announcements from local user groups: The Pacific Northwest local interest group of the IT Service Management Forum will be meeting at Microsoft on October 26th. The meeting will run from 2:30pm - 6pm, and space is limited to the first 75 attendees to RSVP to pnwitsmf@hotmail.com ....
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 Resource Kit released (because admins need Power Toys too)

    As Nick MacKechnie notes , the MOM team have released (early!) the resource kit for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. http://www.microsoft.com/mom/reskit has all the details and a download link, but here's a summary of the contents: Management Pack Toolkit: Tools to help you create, test, deploy, customize...
  • Blog Post: A few more SMS and MOM blogs

    I've added three more SMS & MOM bloggers to the growing list on the left - at least, it's on the left if you're reading this from the web page instead of the RSS feed Weblogs @ sms2003.com (Update: moved to windowsadvice.com ) Larry A. Duncan ( RSS feed ) Richard Threlkeld ( RSS feed ...
  • Blog Post: SMS & MOM news

    I've just pushed out another month's worth of Management Updates . Since both MOM 2005 and SMS 2003 SP1 are hot off the presses the marketing team have a lot to work with, so the hard part is keeping up! Here's some good bits that you might have missed: SMS have worked with Dell to create the SMS 2003...
  • Blog Post: Save the date - MMS 2005 will be in Vegas from April 22nd-25th

    The next Microsoft Management Summit will be held in Las Vegas, April 18th-22nd 2005. That's where you'll be able to hear all the latest news about MOM, SMS, DSI - and hopefully my team's upcoming v1 product :) So set a reminder in your calendar to check http://www.mms2005.com after October 15th, when...
  • Blog Post: How DO we start a community, anyway? And why does a v1.0 product need one?

    After my last post , John Hann asked what it means to be "…on the hook to start the community." Good question - and one that I'm about to discover the answer to :-) The fundamental problem is that every product needs a community. You can't just throw software out the door, hope that your customers like...
  • Blog Post: Jumpstarting the SMS and MOM communities

    I'm now officially on the hook to start the community around our upcoming product (that's what happens when you blog too much!), so I'm going to be paying very careful attention to the new SMS and MOM community sites. These are a one-stop shop for knowledgebase articles, downloads, pointers to related...
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