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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

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


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