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I spotted a couple articles further dicussing the new partnership between N-able, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, and System Center Essentials 2007. N-able Technologies(R) to Deliver Next Level of Interoperability to Managed Service Providers Worldwide N-able inks interoperability deal with Microsoft In case you missed it, yesterday's post was an inteview with N-able's VP of R&D, August...

I just received word from the Product Manager for Essentials 2007, Rene Garcia. Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 has just been announced at Microsoft Convergence in Orlando, Florida. You can download the product at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sce/cc304525.aspx Several new enhancements have been added to Service Pack – all of them have been requests from users of Essentials. · Support...

It's official. Essentials 2007 is no longer going to be part of the next release of Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008), currently code named Cougar. Dave Mackie quotes an internal Microsoft source as saying: Q: Why did you decide not to include System Center Essentials in SBS 2008? A: We are optimizing SBS for its core customers, small businesses with up to 50 desktops. The management tools...

Dustin Jones at the System Center Essentials Team Blog posted a heads up. http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenteressentials/archive/2008/01/28/internet-explorer-7-to-be-distributed-via-wsus-in-february.aspx IE 7 will be distributed via WSUS in February as an update rollup package. If you chose the default settings when configuring Updating Management in Essentials 2007, this package will not automatically...

Satya Vel, Program Manger for System Center, has the following to say about Essentials 2007 and Windows Server 2008: System Center Essentials with SP1 Windows Server 2008 (STD, ENT, DATA, WEB) Windows Server 2008 (Server Core) Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V All Roles RTM + 90days Not Supported RTM + 90days Agent RTM + 90days RTM + 90days RTM + 90days Recommendations for SCE: Make sure to get a beefy...

David Mills is an avid Star Trek fan as well as an enthusiastic and entertaining member of the System Center Essentials 2007 Marketing team. I had the chance to interview him this week. He even makes mention of an upcoming SP1 feature. 1) Tell me a bit about yourself; how you got into marketing, previous projects you have managed, favorite technologies, hobbies, etc. Hmmm…let’s start at the beginning...

I conducted a short interview with Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 Product Manager Rene Garcia. Rene works in Redmond as part of the System Center Marketing team. 1) Tell me a bit about yourself; how you got into marketing, previous projects you have managed, favorite technologies, hobbies, etc. I’ve been in Microsoft for almost 10 years. I spent half of that time in the field doing product...