Microsoft released the Configuration Manager 2007 R3! that includes a complete set of power management tools for more Green IT, mobile device management capabilities, and other enhancements. Below are a few key points on what's new with R3.
- Centralized Power Management allows IT organizations to centrally manage power settings of Windows 7, Vista and XP computers, helping reduce energy consumption and costs. Detailed reports of trends and settings help IT pros make smart power management choices, and also validate Green IT projects with summaries of power, money and CO2 savings.
- Mobile Device Management: Licenses for System Center Mobile Device Manager allow users to run comprehensive asset inventories, deploy software, manage settings and enforce password policies for Widows phones.
- Enhanced Scalability and Performance: ConfigM R3 is more scalable than ever, increasing the number of supported clients to 300,000 per site. R3 is also more efficient in the way it communicates with Active Directory, helping you discover user or machine changes more quickly and allowing custom queries to define user, system or group attributes.
Additionally, like ConfigMgr R2, R3 will be the foundation for upcoming Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010. By bringing endpoint security into overall endpoint management, users can reduce costs and inefficiencies, and also improve security and compliance.
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