System Center Capacity Planner 2006: SHIPPED

The Indy team just handed over our final bits for System Center Capacity Planner 2006. Barring any last-minute mishaps or recall-class bugs – memorably defined by our test manager as “causing the death or permanent disfigurement of small furry animals” – there’ll be an official RTM email later this week, and then all you lucky TechNet subscribers will receive it in January.

In the meantime we’re all walking around looking a little dazed and happy, because it’s been a heck of a ride. One of our devs worked out that we’ve done eight date-driven releases in eight months, which might be expected for a Web 2.0 startup but is kind of unusual in a server division…

What I think is really amazing and worthy of pride is the fact that we took a couple of crazy guys from Microsoft Research, built a v1.0 product team from scratch, created a never-been-done-before application – and only slipped by 6 weeks from our original plan 18 months ago.

So a big and heartfelt personal thankyou to everyone who made this product possible. You know who you are. Thanks guys 🙂

I’ve got lots of other blogging topics to catch up on over the next few weeks, but I’ll try to throw in some SCCP news as well. Next up in that category will be some walkthroughs of the tool showing what you can do with it.

Comments (6)

  1. I’ve been reading your blog for a couple weeks now. Would it be at all possible to change your hyperlink color so it’s not so close to the regular text color? Thanks.

  2. It’s part of the theme – I could change it, but I quite like it the way it is. What does everyone else think? Votes to change it or not change it?

  3. dsyme says:

    I think congratulations are in order for shipping the product! Far more important than the hyperlink colors 🙂


  4. Thanks Don! It’s good to finally get something out the door 🙂

  5. Mark Wheatley says:

    Hello.  Where might I find these bits for the released version of System Center Capacity Planner 2006?

    It does not appear on our latest TechNet CDs (January, I believe).  Do you know which month of TechNet has this product?

  6. Hi Mark – yes, it’s part of January 2006 TechNet. Look for disc 0422.