Nick MacKechnie

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  • Blog Post: Reducing Costs and Improving Systems Management with Hyper-V and System Center Operations Manager

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Reducing Costs and Improving Systems Management with Hyper-V and System Center Operations Manager , which discusses how Microsoft IT used Hyper-V and System Center Operations Manager to reduce costs and improve systems management. ...
  • Blog Post: Maintaining High Availability for Microsoft.com

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Maintaining High Availability for Microsoft.com which discusses how Microsoft maintains high availability ratings for Microsoft.com through carefully planned infrastructure, team collaboration, and use of technology for maintenance, monitoring...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and R2 now officially support Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

    Hi All, Support is now available for running Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and Operations Manager 2007 R2 on the following operating systems: ·         Windows Server 2008 R2 ·         Windows 7 The official support statement...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on... Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

    For customers researching or currently operating System Center Configuration Manager 2007, we have collated these links to highlight some of the online content available which you might find useful. If there is anything in particular you’d like to hear about, please let me know. SCCM 2007 White papers...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

    The VMM 2008 Management Pack monitors virtual machines running on Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server, and VMware ESX Server hosts that VMM is managing, as well as the managed virtual machine hosts, library servers, and other VMM components. Feature Summary This management pack is tightly integrated with...
  • Blog Post: Service Level Dashboard Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 RTM

    We are pleased to announce the availability of the Service Level Dashboard Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 for download on TechNet . IT departments need ever more sophisticated tools to monitor the performance and availability of line-of-business (LOB) applications that make the organization...
  • Blog Post: Antivirus exclusions for Operations Manager 2007

    Hi All, We had some customers ask what they should exclude in terms antivirus for Operations Manager 2007, I was passed this information from a colleage. 1. The database server could be treated similar to normal SQL servers. Guidelines for configuring AV software on SQL servers along with clustering...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides - Now in Beta!

    Hi All, We are pleased to announce that the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Beta has been updated! We have added the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 , System Center Operations Manager 2007 , and Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 guides to our beta. Beta members can download...
  • Blog Post: SCCP 2007 Model for Operations Manager 2007 reaches RTW!

    The System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Model for Operations Manager 2007 provides best-practice guidance and hardware-specific knowledge to help information technology professionals make solid architecture decisions when planning a new deployment or changes to an existing deployment of System Center...
  • Blog Post: Implementing System Center Operations Manager 2007 at Microsoft

    OpsMgr 2007 provides a centralized monitoring infrastructure with increased reliability and granular rights delegation. By implementing OpsMgr 2007, Microsoft IT improved operational efficiency and reduced the cost of IT lifecycle investments. Technical White Paper | Article | PowerPoint Presentation...
  • Blog Post: SystemCenter Operations Manager SP1 RTMs

    Hi All, What’s included in Service Pack 1? Operations Manager 2007 SP1 addresses critical customer-initiated issues, including improved deployment, performance, reporting, and enhanced support. Highlighting some of the key new features and enhancements: New capability to export Operations...
  • Blog Post: First Wave of OpsMgr 2007 Sp1 Training Videos Released

    Hi All, I wanted to make you aware of the first wave of OpsMgr 2007 Sp1 training videos are now live on TechNet. With significant changes in the SCOM UI and new functionality added to the product, our technology experts are highly recommending these videos to accelerate the learning process . ...
  • Blog Post: SysCenter Operations Manager 2007 SP1 RC Released to the connect site

    Hi All, The release candidate for Service Pack 1 of SCOM07 has been posted to the http://connect.microsoft.com/systemcenter website. The high level themes of this service pack are: Address critical customer initiated issues including roll-up of all hotfixes Make the product easier to...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 RTMs

    SystemCenter Operations Manager 2007 has RTM’ed, the actual announcement and web update will be made at the Microsoft Management Summit in San Diego Tuesday. The external address that should be used as the primary marketing source from this point on should be changed to http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter...
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