TechEd: Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007

Just been to a drill down session of SCE

Essentials 2007 provides a unified solution to help optimize the experience of performing a broad set of tasks across your entire IT environment. You also get a single console from which you can view and manage your servers, clients, hardware, software, and IT services.

This solution is perfect for many customer scenarious in the small and mid market.

SCE is based on SCOM 2007 (MOM), SCCM 2007 (SMS) and WSUS 3.0, so you get the best of those worlds in 1 convienant console!.

There for SCE wil be part of the Next SBS "Cougar" and the "Centro" Server(MidBussinessServer).

Cool Scenario is remote monitoring your customers, who run SCE with Operation Manager 2007.


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So is SCE ideal for you? Check Table:

Management Packs
Servers, Clients & Services
MP Templates
User Roles (granular security)



Connector Framework


Update Mgmt
Software Dist
Inventory (HW&SW)
OS Deployment


Mobile device mgmt


Desired Config mgmt


Adv. Features (NAP, WoL, etc.)


Branch Office Support
Beta 2 avaialable NOW Download At Source

RC1 Q1 2007
RTM Q2 2007

Author: Robert Smit [MVP]

Robert Smit is Senior Technical Evangelist and is a current Microsoft MVP in Clustering as of 2009. Robert has over 20 years experience in IT with experience in the educational, health-care and finance industries. Robert’s past IT experience in the trenches of IT gives him the knowledge and insight that allows him to communicate effectively with IT professionals who are trying to address real concerns around business continuity, disaster recovery and regulatory compliance issues. Robert holds the following certifications: MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCTS - Windows Server Virtualization, MCSE, MCSA and MCPS. He is an active participant in the Microsoft newsgroup community and is currently focused on Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, SQL Server, Azure and all things related to Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Optimalization. Follow Robert on Twitter @ClusterMVP Or follow his blog Linkedin Profile Http:// Robert is also capable of transferring his knowledge to others which is a rare feature in the field of IT. He makes a point of not only solving issues but also of giving on the job training of his colleagues. A customer says " Robert has been a big influence on our technical staff and I have to come to know him as a brilliant specialist concerning Microsoft Products. He was Capable with his in-depth knowledge of Microsoft products to troubleshoot problems and develop our infrastructure to a higher level. I would certainly hire him again in the future. " Details of the Recommendation: "I have been coordinating with Robert implementing a very complex system. Although he was primarily a Microsoft infrastructure specialist; he was able to understand and debug .Net based complext Windows applications and websites. His input to improve performance of applications proved very helpful for the success of our project

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