New cool System Center products and features was showcased at MMS 2009

This week was an important week for everyone that is working with System Center Products. Last night I was looking at one of the keynotes (click to view “MMS Day 2 Keynote”) that Brad Anderson presented and during the keynote a couple of cool demos was shown. There were especially two of them that made me happy:

  1. I must admit that I have never been a big fan of SCCM but the SCCM vNext looks really cool. The new way you can “target” application will really make life easier for the user. Below you  see a print screen of the product where you can configure how the application should be applied to “me” as a user depending on how and what I logon to. They also moved to the new “System Center Console” instead of the MMC:(To view this demo, go directly to 01:33:20)
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UPDATE – Bill Anderson talks about the SCCM vNext

  1. The second thing I wanted to write about is the new product System Center Online Desktop manager (SCODM). This looks like a “System Center Essentials” in the cloud product. In the first release it will be able to manage (To view this demo, go directly to 01:13:50)
    1. Update management (Windows Update)
    2. Host Protection (Forefront Client Protection)
    3. Remote Assistance
    4. Asset Management
    5. Desktop Monitoring
    6. Desktop Configuration

This product will be updated every 6 month and feature that were mention during the keynote was Software Deployment

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The above print screen show you an overview of your hole environment as regards to updates, malware and policy setting

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The above print screen show you an overview of the update status in your environment

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The above print screen show you an overview of the malware status in your environment