Microsoft IT Pro Evangelists Love Green

I left Seattle 7a on Monday, and arrived 7a on Tues in Barcelona to a sold out 2007 IT forum

Thanks to Arlindo Alves, Frank Koch, and Kevin Sangwell; we have momentum building for customers to think about Green Data Centres and how IT can be more efficient in its use of resources.

The early movers/innovators in this area have already increased the efficiencies of their data centers, developing an energy supply chain strategy, saving millions in energy costs.

On Thurs Intel is presenting the following talk.  An interesting Green solution they are presenting is highlighted below on how they are communicating to powered down systems.

SPN203 System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 - Driving Remote Out-of-Band Management    
Lawson Guthrie , Dave Randall
Come see how Intel and Microsoft are enhancing secure management of remote PCs with agent-less, hardware based management solutions. Through Intel vPro and Centrino Pro Technologies coupled with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or SMS 2003, find out how you can securely manage, inventory or rebuild operating systems without requiring the client agent. You can even make BIOS changes, maintenance and repair tasks if systems are powered down or the OS is non-responsive. You’ll also get a preview of the capabilities of out-of-band management with Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007.   
Thu Nov 15 10:45 - 12:00 Room 111