Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SCCM: SCCM R3 announced

Recently Microsoft announced a new release of System Center Configuration Manager. In this release, R3, the focus is on power management.
Nowadays more and more companies look for solutions to take on power usage of there IT infrastructure. In SCCM R3 there are going to be several functionalities that can help your business to lower power consumption.

Power Management

The goal of this capability is to enable Configuration Manager to further reduce the operational costs of IT by providing basic power management features native to the product. Our approach is based on 3 primary areas:

A. Help the organization plan a power strategy by monitoring current power state and consumption and reporting on machine utilization trends, current power settings and current energy consumption

B. Enable the Administrator to easily create, deploy and enforce specific power settings using the existing ConfigMgr infrastructure.
−Ability to set peak and non-peak schedules
−Ability to remediate settings if changed
−Ability to opt out machines from power policy

C. Provide the business meaningful report formats that are relevant to Power Management

Microsoft is still looking for TAP nominees. If you want to participate, fill in their survey before October 1st, 2009. SCCM R3 TAP Survey

For more information, see the Microsoft System Center website.