The System Center Service Manager platform team has decided to spin up our own blog discussing platform focused topics separate of the Service Manager team blog. The target audience of this blog is the developer audience and hence we put it on MSDN. We debated about whether or not we need another blog or to use the existing team blog, but decided that the target audience is not the same (even though there is definitely overlap) and, in addition, the platform we deliver is also consumed by our sister System Center products, Operations Manager and Essentials.
The features of the infrastructure we plan to focus on include, but are not limited to, the CMDB, general data access, data warehousing, extensibility, performance and scale, reporting and security and we’ll have posts from various people (developers, program managers and testers) from all these areas so you will get not only a “straight from the horse’s mouth” perspective, but also direct access to the people working on the features you read about.
Our goal is to enable customers and partners to deliver solutions on top of our platform that cannot be developed just by using the console (Analyst or Authoring). We also hope to give those interested a deeper look at our platform and direct access to our platform team to answer any questions you might have and to field requests for platform changes or blog posts.