System Center Configuration Manager R3 released

Published 14 October 10 12:56 PM | rodtrent

 

Today Microsoft announced the release and availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3. Organizations of all sizes use System Center Configuration Manager for better insight and control of their servers, PCs and devices across physical, virtual and distributed environments. Now, R3 brings a complete set of power management tools for Green IT, enabling customers to centrally manage PC power setting and to reduce energy consumption and costs. Configuration Manager R3 also provides the licenses for mobile device management, so administrators can run comprehensive asset inventories, deploy software, manage settings and enforce password policies for Widows phones.

Just like Configuration Manager R2, R3 will be the foundation for the upcoming Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010. By bringing endpoint security into overall endpoint management, customers can cut administration costs and inefficiencies, and also improve security and compliance.

The core capabilities in System Center Configuration Manager R3 are extended by offerings from our partners like 1E, whose NightWatchman software extends administrative flexibility, user empowerment and advanced reporting to provide a best of breed power management solution for PCs. For instance, according to 1E, by using these technologies Ford will save over $1.2 million dollars and reduce their carbon footprint by 16,000-25,000metric tons annually.  To learn more about our partner alliances, go here.

For more information read the System Center Nexus blog post. Customers will be able to download the evaluation software here later today at about 2 p.m. Pacific.

October 14th, 2010 News Thursday: System Center Configuration Manager R3 released, Wipro partners with Citrix and Microsoft… and more Server and Tools news. - Server and Tools Business News Bytes blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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