Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of two IT management products for midsize businesses: System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010. “SCE 2010 provides IT professionals with a unified physical and virtual management experience. The key addition that may be of interest to you is the integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, making it quick and easy for midsize businesses to roll out cost-saving server consolidation projects using virtualization. And DPM 2010 offers an extensive array of data protection capabilities for your physical and virtual servers, PCs and applications, including unified disk, tape and cloud integration for easily backing up and recovering business critical data. Microsoft has also re-engineered DPM 2010 to be more scalable so that both midsize and enterprise class organizations can take advantage of it,” noted Microsoft.