Barney's Blog

Blog archive

System Center Ops Mgr. 2012 Beta Ships in 2011

Systems management third parties are not all huge fans of Redmond. These companies have made sometimes-flaky software usable, and their reward is to have Microsoft try to take over their business. So it is with mixed feelings that I offer news of the upcoming release of the far-from-smoothly-named Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 (makes you pine for the days of a Coke, Mustang or Whopper).

The news is the new Ops Center can handle clouds, discover your network devices (no big breakthrough here) and work with Linux and Unix devices (again, no real breakthrough).

If MS management software is the best, it should win. But if it just follows third-party advances and is sold by leveraging existing licenses, then customers should stick with hard-working pioneers. But what do I know? You who know all should school me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/25/2011 at 1:18 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Version 1909

    Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of Windows 10 version 1909, a new operating system product that's also known as the "Windows 10 November 2019 Update."

  • November Microsoft Security Bundle Addresses 75 Vulnerabilities

    Of that number, 13 vulnerabilities are rated "Critical" to patch, while 62 vulnerabilities are deemed "Important."

  • The Future of Office 365 Pricing

    With a raft of new Office 365 features in the pipeline, Microsoft also seems ready to change the way it bills its subscribers. Will it replicate Azure's pay-per-use model, or will it look like something else entirely?

  • Microsoft Offers 1 Year of Free Windows 7 Extended Security Updates to E5 Licensees

    Microsoft is offering one year of free support under its Extended Security Updates program to Windows 7 users if their organizations have E5 licensing.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.