With the release of the Windows 7 operating system, new capabilities, working scenarios, and efficiencies are emerging. In the area of green IT, Windows 7 contains new features that, when combined with Microsoft System Center, drive the reduction of operational costs through centrally controlled power management.
In this webcast, we describe the enterprise-class power management capabilities that were introduced in the newly released Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Configuration Manager 2007 R3. From integration with Intel vPro technology, to power management planning, to centrally controlled policy application, to industry-standard reporting formats, join us to learn why Configuration Manager should be your technology of choice to help reduce energy costs.
System Center and the Green Client (Level 300)
Monday, May 24, 2010
As announced by Brad Anderson at MMS 2010 the R3 Beta is now available for download from the Microsoft Connect Site.
To download R3:
- Goto https://connect.microsoft.com/site16
- Sign in to the site
- Download the bits
the key improvements are:
• Monitoring and Planning: The Power Management feature collects information about computer usage and power settings for computers in the origination. Reports are provided to allow the administrator to analyze this data and determine optimal power management settings for computers.
• Enforcement: Power management allows the administrator to create power plans which can be applied to collections of computers. These power plans configure Windows power management settings on computers, and different power plans can be configured for peak and non-peak working hours.
• Compliance: After applying power plans to computers in the organization, the administrator can run reports to validate that power settings were correctly applied and to calculate power and carbon footprint savings across collections of computers.