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Mark your calendar: Watch the MMS keynotes on the web

Next week on Tuesday and Wednesday be sure to visit the Microsoft News Center to view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web!  Don’t miss this opportunity to see our top executives discuss the latest IT Management news, strategies, and solutions from Microsoft, and how to apply them in your organization. ·        ...

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NuStar Energy: IT for growth

Yesterday the marketing team published a case study about NuStar Energy, a crude-oil transportation and storage company that has grown rapidly through acquisitions and recently joined the Fortune 500.  NuStar relies on Windows Server, System Center and Forefront solutions to integrate new people and systems in days.  Their IT department can respond to new business...

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System Center VMM 2008 R2 beta now available

The beta is now available to manage WS08 R2 Hyper-V and MS Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Check out RakeshM’s blog post. Rakesh is the principal group program manager for SCVMM, and can answer any questions you might have that he doesn’t address. If you’re looking for brevity, see Larry’s post over at the System Center...

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Microsoft Partnership with RSA for Information Protection

Hi all – I’m David Hastie, senior product manager in the Identity and Security Business Group here at Microsoft.  I wanted to flag an announcement Microsoft made today in the area of information protection and data loss prevention.  It involves Rights Management Services in Windows Server 2008.    In short, Microsoft and EMC’s security division,...

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Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 Available

We announced the new Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0, and the MOF 4.0 online community. Check out Jeff’s blog post over on the System Center team blog. Here’s an excerpt: So what’s new?  First, where the old MOF talked mainly about operations, the new MOF 4.0 describes the entire IT life cycle, including business planning, project...

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Virtualization News from the Microsoft Management Summit

Helping businesses address the growing complexity of managing their IT environments, today at Microsoft Management Summit 2008 we announced the public beta release of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (formerly referred to as code name “Virtual Machine Manager vNext”).    System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 enables customers to configure and deploy new virtual...

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