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Microsoft to announce remote management tool


According to eWeek, Microsoft will be announcing its plan at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver this week about the impending release to manufacture its new Systems Centre Remote Operations Manager 2007 (ROM 2007).

ROM 2007 works in conjunction with Systems Centre Essentials 2007, which is installed at the customer site. According to the report:

Channel partner [or service providers] can then remotely monitor, maintain, control, update as well as to manage clients' Windows-based PCs and servers over a secure connection.

According to Microsoft's director of systems center marketing in Redmond, Jeff Campbell:

ROM 2007 allows managed services providers to managed hundreds of clients from a single console, where a technician can respond immediately.

A point to note is that ROM 2007, which is expected to be generally available in October or November of this year, competes squarely with existing platforms for service provider management, such as Silverback Technologies and Level Platforms.

Some comments in my earlier blog post on Windows platform loses ground with developers were vociferous at pointing the finger back at Microsoft for breaking trust with its own partners by coming up with new products that compete with them.

Do you think Microsoft is encroaching into yet another field here?

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

11 comments
TechExec2
TechExec2

. [b][i]"...pointing the finger back Microsoft for breaking trust with its own partners by coming up with new products that compete with them..."[/i][/b] Microsoft has broken trust with every "partner" it has ever had since it was founded 30 years ago. This is nothing new and 100% consistent. Microsoft is like the very wealthy beautiful woman who has been married and widowed 20 times before. She likes you and wants to marry you and insists things will be different this time. The smart man will not walk away, he will [i]run[/i].

meryllogue
meryllogue

That's thin ice you are walking on with comments like that.

doc-cafein
doc-cafein

MS is like any human been with AIDS. He (she) likes to tell you that there is no risk and that he (she) will not come in you. Any other smart human been will not walk away, he (she) will run!

TechExec2
TechExec2

. Microsoft is like the very wealthy handsome 45-year old confirmed bachelor who has had a string of 20 one-year relationships with women in their 20's...all of whom were working directly for him each time. He likes you and wants to marry you and insists things will be different this time. The smart woman will not walk away, she will [i]run[/i]. Am I redeemed? :^0

TechExec2
TechExec2

. [This is an updated version of a post I made earlier this year] [b]The new name of our city is "Windows Vista"[/b] Yes, friends. We've renamed our city to "Windows Vista". And, we're making a call for businessmen and businesswomen to bring their businesses to the great city of "Windows Vista"!! [b]We want you to succeed[/b] We want your business to succeed in the city of "Windows Vista". But, not for the reason you might hope. It's all about us!! You see, we'll be watching your progress. If your business succeeds in the city of "Windows Vista", we'll open a competing business right next door to yours, but with a special feature (this is a real knee-slapper). Our competing business will give our product away for free or at a special discount to all of the great citizens of "Windows Vista" (so long as they keep paying their taxes of course). We've got a long history of this. One of the most famous cases was our "Internet Explorer". We ran that cocky "Netscape Navigator" out of town and it makes us laugh just thinking about it. You should have seen it! We'll never forget the look on Marc Andreesen's face when he found out we set up shop next door and were giving our product away for free!! Hilarious!! BTW: We still haven't forgiven you for helping the U.S. Govt. in that pesky antitrust lawsuit, Marc. We've had to pay many billions out because of you, mate. [b]Specials and giveaways for the citizens of "Windows Vista"[/b] There are lots of other city-sponsored specials and giveaways that the citizens of "Windows Vista" get to enjoy. And, we would like to thank the following former, or soon-to-be former, businesses that were part of the great city of "Windows", now "Windows Vista": - Microsoft Internet Explorer (excellent idea Netscape!) - Microsoft Virtual PC (thanks to Virtual PC for selling out...you were a helpful friend VMWare) - Microsoft Windows Fax (many thanks to WinFax) - Microsoft XPS (thanks Adobe PDF...love ya...mean it) - Microsoft Silverlight (you're never going to be the man, Adobe Flash + Flex) - Microsoft Media Player (who's playing the streaming media NOW, Real?) - Microsoft Windows Backup (thanks to countless backup program vendors) - Microsoft Windows Disk Defragmenter (thanks to Norton SpeedDisk) - Microsoft Windows DriveSpace (go to h*ll Stac Electronics Stacker) - Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal (many thanks to ProComm, QMODEM, and many others) - Microsoft Windows Defender (you were a real whiny pain in the a** Symantec) - Microsoft Windows peer-to-peer networking (thanks for bringing P2P to our attention, Artisoft LANtastic) - Microsoft Windows Terminal Services (many thanks to Citrix WinFrame...you really helped us see the value of thin clients) - Microsoft SQL Server (many thanks to Sybase SQL Server...we couldn't have done it without you) It's great being us. Our founder said it best: "Cool!". As P.T. Barnum once said, "There is a sucker born every minute". [b]A word about taxes[/b] Citizens of "Windows Vista" who fail to pay their taxes, become "activated", and stay "activated", will be raided at midnight by our police, moved out of the city limits, and banished until they pay up. And, we don't give a d*mn if your kid's homework assignment is locked away on your computer. So, we highly recommend that you don't f*ck up!! We recommend you only install software or upgrade a driver at a time when you can be without your computer for a few hours. Our Windows Genuine Advantage will want to demonstrate its value to you and this usually takes some time. Anyone cursing one of our Microsoft employees in Bangalore during re-activation might not stay activated for very long. So, we recommend you be polite. Thank you for your cooperation. It may be YOUR computer, but it's OUR friggin' operating system. Don't forget that and nobody has to get hurt. [b]Hotel California[/b] As a citizen of "Windows Vista", we'll take good care of you. We've erected high walls around the city. Once you move here, it will be difficult to move out. And, if you DO escape, you'll find there are few places to live outside the city of "Windows Vista". We've made certain of that. Despite what we say publicly, most things in the city of "Windows Vista" are not interoperable with things outside the city walls. Even our "Notepad" still doesn't work with plain text files created on Macintosh or Linux! What a hoot! [b]A word about "Outlaw Businesses"[/b] As you may know, there are some outlaw businesses that have moved illegally into the great city of "Windows Vista". One such bastard is named "Linux". These outlaws are trying to help the citizens of our city break the law and stop paying their taxes to us. We have a message for "Linux": Every breath you take, every move you make, we're watching you. We're going to get you, Linux. Any citizen of "Windows Vista" who joins up with Linux and stops paying taxes should take note: We might sue you for "patent infringement". It doesn't matter whether our patents are valid or not. We're not even going to tell you what they are. We're just going to do everything in our power to intimidate all citizens in "Windows Vista" into compliance. Be afraid. Be very afraid. [b]We're just trying to run a city here[/b] On a personal note, we'd like to say that we are truly hurt by all of those who say they hate us. We're just trying to run a city here. We're just trying to win. Please don't hate us for that. It makes us cry :-(. Psyche! We had you for a moment, didn't we? We actually don't give a damn if you hate us or not. We control the world and there is nothing you can do about it. We're laughing all the way to the bank. [u]Nobody[/u] cries when they bank 1.5 billion U.S. dollars in profit every month. [u]Nobody[/u]. So, eat your little hearts out.

andrewchristiandc
andrewchristiandc

dude that was hilarious. On an unrelated note, I'd like to take this opportunity to re-afirm my loyalty to the Microsoft overlords.