For those of you in the SME market, if you’ve never had a look at System Center Essentials, you ought to, and what better time than now?
What is SCE you ask? Well, it’s a bit of SCOM and a bit of SCCM bundled up in a neat little package for those companies with less than 500 machines and 30 servers. It was updated to SP1 to fix a few bugs, massively increase speed and just make things work better. It’s such a cool tool that Microsoft ship it with Essential Business Server 2008 now to help you manage the environment.
At any rate, the point of this posting is to let you know not only is there a virtual on-line lab, but now Microsoft have produced a demo VHD you can download to give SCE 2007 SP1 your own test drive…Definitely cool and something you ought to consider if you manage a SME environment.