The Provance Blog

The Provance Blog will provide you with expert advice, insights and opinions in regard to IT Service Management, Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft System Center.  

Don't confuse IT Asset Management and Configuration Management

  With the growing popularity of IT management solutions that take advantage of the combined benefits of IT Service Management and IT Asset Management (see this white paper), there is also increasing confusion between IT asset management and configuration management. This confusion is perhaps compounded when IT asset management functionality is delivered ...Read More »

“SCU-Tube” Service Manager Videos

 Last month at System Center Universe 2014 in Houston, I was joined by Christian Booth from Microsoft for two presentations about Microsoft System Center 2012, with particular emphasis on Service Manager.If you weren’t able to attend or missed either of our sessions, recordings of the two presentations are now ...Read More »

Microsoft System Center – Service Manager is Alive and Well!

 This week, Microsoft set the record straight about Service Manager.Contrary to speculation in some circles that the future of Service Manager was uncertain (or worse!), Christian Booth laid rumors to rest on the System Center: Service Manager Engineering Blog in his post “System Center: Service Manager – A phoenix in its ...Read More »

Two Dangerous SAM Practices That Could Cost You Millions

 When it’s time to renew a license agreement, true up with a software publisher, or respond to a compliance audit, it's critical to accurately determine your license position. Too many licenses and you pay too much. Not enough licenses and you’ll pay a fine.There are two dangerous SAM (software ...Read More »

Now Available! New Provance Management Packs for Microsoft System Center 2012

New versions of the Provance IT Asset Management Pack and the Provance Data Management Pack are now available for Microsoft System Center 2012. In addition to enhanced performance and product experience, the Provance management packs for Microsoft System Center 2012 incorporate many new and exciting features, including: Asset Request Management ...Read More »
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