Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SCCM Unleashed

update note: This is now shipping.....

Seems that Amazon and other places now have a date for publication August 6, 2009 Barnes and Nobel have August 10, 2009. Before it was "around" July 21st." One of the authors is Greg Ramsey a fellow MVP and Dell employee. He is very cool Buck Eye. (Barnes and nobel pre order)
$44.99 Online price(Save 25%) *
$40.49 Member Price* (Amazon Pre order)

* Prices as of July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Microsoft Releases SCAP for ConfigMgr

I received an email from Micrsoft announcing that SCAP was complete and ready for download.
Below is the link

Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) is the program designed to help protect your system through checks with NIST and vulernabilities.

With SCAP you can ensure that your machines are secure per the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) mandate. Even if you are not a Government entity it is still good to use this because it can check for possible security problems and will help you lock down your machines. I beta test this...very impressive...I am hoping some of the changes were made to the applicaiton to fully take use of the vulnerability scanning. With this your server could download the latest vulnerabilities and scan your network and let you know if you have a hole (i.e. Word zero day hole, Mozilla hole, etc.)

Monday, July 20, 2009

MMS 2010

The Microsoft Management Summit is the top conference for IT management. I highly recommend it!! Here is the "save the date" site. Look to this site in the future for more information.

I have presented twice and I am still in awe of the number of people and knowledge at this event. Think of all that brain power in a single building.