Hi All,

 

Here’s a whole heap of information that is now available on System Centre that you may not be aware of:

 

Microsoft System Center and Windows Server 2008: Better Together

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DEEDD56C-46E0-4351-A31D-8669132FE1BB&displaylang=en

Whitepaper covering how System Center helps better implement Windows Server 2008.

 

 

TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007   

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/webcasteventdetails.aspx?eventid=1032343963&eventcategory=3&culture=en-us&countrycode=us

 

After completing this lab, you will be able to use the SCCM 2007 Administrator Console to verify the site configuration, identify the Software distribution and maintenance windows feature of SCCM 2007, identify the Software updates and WSUS integration feature of SCCM 2007, identify the Operating system deployment of Windows Vista feature of SCCM 2007, identify the Desired configuration management feature of SCCM 2007, and identify other miscellaneous SCCM features.

Integrating with MS SoftGrid App Virtualization & System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/softgrid/solutions/sms.mspx

 

SCCM and Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization are an ideal combination for critical business projects faced by corporate IT. 

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scvmm/default.aspx

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides centralized administration of virtual machine infrastructure and enables increased physical server utilization and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by the administrator and authorized end users.

 

 

System Center Configuration manager TechCenter

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632767.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/chats/trans/sms/07_0710_tn_sccm.mspx

 

Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager

Operating System Deployment allows you to create operating system images and deploy those images to target computers. Operating System Deployment also provides task sequences which help facilitate the deployment of operating system images, and other Configuration Manager 2007 software packages.

Operating System Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Chat Topic: Operating System Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager 2007

 

 

New Software Update Management (SUM) Tools

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/10/Updates/default.aspx

 

·         Update management the old way

·         The new process in SCCM 2007

·         Custom configuration and flexibility

·         Finely tuned update scheduling

 

 

MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization FAQ

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=37A9E590-4F55-44AC-93E1-36EB63A09240&displaylang=en

 

The MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization is a new tool designed to extend virtual application deployment by enabling the distribution of virtual applications without streaming.

 

Software Asset Management (SAM)

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sam/default.mspx

 

SAM Step – By - Step

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sam/stepbystep.mspx

Nick.