Announcing the beta release of System Center Capacity Planner 2007

We're pleased to announce the beta release of System Center Capacity Planner 2007!

SCCP 2007 provides sizing, architectural guidance and best practices for customers to plan their deployments of Operations Manager 2007 and Exchange 2007. Essentially, it can predict how much hardware you'll need for a deployment, and how that hardware will behave once one of those two applications is installed. This is a follow-on release to SCCP 2006, which provided similar guidance for MOM 2005 and Exchange 2003.

Note that the performance models of Operations Manager and Exchange in the Beta are not final, so this version should not be used for planning production deployments. What we're looking for is feedback on whether the new models and features will meet your needs for planning and modifying deployments of Operations Manager and Exchange. The beta is available now for download from Microsoft Connect -- once you've logged in, look for it on the available connections page, or just go directly to the program details.

Please get it, try it, and send us your feedback via the beta newsgroups.

And if you're at the Microsoft Management Summit this week, we will be presenting two sessions on SCCP 2007 and multiple hands-on labs -- please stop by if you're around!

Comments (3)

  1. Hannibal says:


    I have a very intresting question for you 🙂 You seam like a very capable person and i really need some help in some functional testing regarding offline files.

    You see the problem is as follow:

    I must test a softver which sits on the network if it behaves correctly. So i have some offline files set. The question is that… Does windows behave the same way when i’m pulling out the cable or when i’m simply restarting the computer and pull out the cable while it’s not running?

    You see there are two main scenarios:

    First : pull out the cable do some change put it back then do a manual sync.

    Second : Restart your computer, while it’s not running pull out the cable, when windows boots up edit the offline file, restart again, while it’s not running put the cable back, and after windows boots in check the result.

    The question is that these two scenarios should produce the same result or not?

    I really hope that i discribed the problem correctly and understandable.

    Thank you for your kind answer in advise,



  2. Bob says:


    I have used the Franklin planner software as far back as their Ascend product.  I gave up on Plan Plus, as I am still unable to get around the synchronization problems.  I have called tech support numerous times with on answers and no help.  It is a real shame when a company of the caliber of Franklin Covey ignores customer complaints and continues to sell this faulty product.

    If anyone has found a way to use this product with Window’s XP and Palm Life drive, please let me know.

    Bob (

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