Virtualization Cuts Capital and Operating Expenses by 75 Percent at Microsoft for Configuration Manager 2007

Microsoft IT manages almost 230 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site servers for managing the worldwide Microsoft desktop environment. Most of these instances reside on dedicated physical hardware and are typically underutilized. Microsoft IT System Center Configuration Manager 2007 administrator identified an opportunity to enhance service delivery and reduce expenses by using Windows Server 2008…


Part 1: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 beta deployment in Microsoft IT

Microsoft IT Configuration Manager team has recently deployed Configuration Manager 2007 R3 beta in production as part of R3 dogfooding. And below are the detailed steps we documented for deploying Configuration Manager 2007 R3 beta. Special Thanks to Partha Chandran for the detailed operations documentation for R3 beta deployment. This document highlights R3 beta upgrade…

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Part 3: SQL queries used for creating custom Configuration Manager Dashboard in Microsoft IT

In part 1 blog post for Configuration Manager Dashboard, we shared the sneak view for custom dashboard created in Microsoft IT using Configuration Manager Dashboard. And lot of inquires we received for sharing the SQL queries for creating these dashboard so this post is primarily for sharing SQL queries used for creating 3 custom dashboard…

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