Microsoft System Center gets "software+services" treatment

Microsoft officials weren't kidding when they said they were working on a services complement to just about every one of the company's software products. The latest to get a Software+Services (S+S) makeover: System Center. System Center is Microsoft's uber-brand for its systems-management software and encompasses everything from Redmond's virtual-machine-manager technology, to its Operations Manager product. […]

Microsoft officials weren’t kidding when they said they were working on a services complement to just about every one of the company’s software products. The latest to get a Software+Services (S+S) makeover: System Center.

System Center is Microsoft’s uber-brand for its systems-management software and encompasses everything from Redmond’s virtual-machine-manager technology, to its Operations Manager product.

Microsoft officials launched on September 28 a new System Center Online blog, with a tag line proclaiming, “Delivering world-class management software via services.