Microsoft Preps System Management Server 2003 Release
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it's long-awaited Systems Management Server 2003 will be released to manufacturing on October 22.Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its long-awaited Systems Management Server 2003 will be released to manufacturing on October 22. The new release, formerly dubbed Topaz and over two years in coming, will emphasize greater support for mobile devices in a new Advanced Client that automatically checks the size of the connection and adjusts transfer rates accordingly. SMS 2003 will also add a much needed checkpoint/restart function that restarts a failed transmission where it left offdown to the byte level. In addition, Microsoft announced that its Microsoft Operations Manager 2004 release, announced last spring, is now in private beta testing with about two dozen customers. The software will go into public beta testing by years end, according to David Hamilton, director of Microsofts Enterprise Management Division in Redmond, Wash. MoM 2004 will include a series of Management Packs for managing Web services components such as UDDI, ASP, .Net and IIS.
It will also include an end-to-end Management Pack for monitoring services that operate across multiple applications and systems.