Top Ten Events in Systems Management During 2007
First of all, Happy New Year, and may everyone find that in 2008 that your glass is more than half full, you and your loved ones are all very healthy and overly happy, that your careers are very prosperous, and that you gain all that you desire and more.
As we welcome another year and reflect on the year ending it is always nice to note what was the highlights of the year. So below is my personal top ten of 2007 when it comes to Systems Management.
10. Thursday, October 23rd, System Center Partner Airlift. It was actually the dinner on Thursday night that got this on the list. I set dinner for about 12 people at a local steak house, Daniel's, and it ended up that at this dinner we had sitting around the table, Jeff Gilbert, Michael Niehaus, Paul Thomsen, Garth Jones, and Greg Ramsey, amongst others.
9. New class in SMS 2003 SP3 causes CPU's to jump to 100% utilization, and is fixed.
8. Saturday, July 7th, SoftGrid 4.2 was available, adding support for Vista.
7. Monday, May 7th, System Center Essentials goes RTM. This doesn't get a lot of press either but for SMB sized companies this has great potential.
6. Monday, April 23rd, I started my new position with 1E, I did say my personal top 10 so this had to come in somewhere on the list!
5. Friday, March 23rd, System Center Operations Manager goes RTM. While we don't often talk much about it, it is still a great milestone.
4. Wednesday, November 14th, Microsoft Deployment was released. After Michael, Tim, and the other team members had been slaving away for months it was finally ready for all of us.
3. Friday, April 27th, SMS 2003 SP3 was released. The AssetIntel piece makes this a very important service pack for those sticking with SMS 2003.
2. Monday, March 26th, MMS 2007 opens in San Diego, CA. This is always such a great event. The training, meeting people, product news, it can't be beat and each year it gets better and larger.
1. On August 24th 4 PM PDT, System Center Configuration Manager goes RTM.
Regards and Happy New Year!
Anthony Clendenen | Solutions Engineer | 1E
© 2007 Anthony Clendenen