Why we’ve posted a beta refresh of System Center Capacity Planner

A week ago we updated the public beta of System Center Capacity Planner. This “beta refresh” of SCCP is now dependent on the release candidate of .NET Framework 2.0, instead of being dependent on their beta 2 release. Shipping this refresh took a lot of effort from the SCCP team, and causes extra confusion for…

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Feedback about the System Center Capacity Planner beta

Thanks to everyone who’s blogged about our beta! Special kudos to Eileen Brown, Graham Chastney, Ian Blyth, and Marcus Oh for various combinations of “totally getting it”, “kicking the tires”, and “bugging us to do more”, but I also want to thank Anderson Patricio, Bernd Kruczek, Blake Handler, Duncan McAlynn, Guilherme Carnevale, Jeff Alexander, John…

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New name, half the fat

The eagle-eyed will have noticed that the name of our product has changed from System Center Capacity Manager 2006 Express Edition — which is a classic example of a Type 2 Microsoft product name — to System Center Capacity Planner 2006 — which is still a type 2 name, but thankfully easier to say in…

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Announcing the public beta of System Center Capacity Planner

Marketing fluff follows. This is my baby. Grab the bits and kick the tires. Then tell us what to change 🙂 System Center Capacity Planner 2006 Beta release is now available We are proud to announce public availably of the latest addition to the Microsoft System Center family of management products. System Center Capacity Planner…

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On spotting the difference between MVPs and Microsoft employees…

Raymond Chen complains about the pass colors for this year’s MVP summit. Specifically, since they were color-coded for products, it’s hard to tell MVPs from Microsoft employees. Luckily, I know the sekrit code — Raymond, look for the letters “MVP” at the bottom of the badge 🙂 I only know this because I helped hand…

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