This page describes how to get involved in the System Center community by providing an index of community resources and key community contributors to follow.  This page is intended to be a living index meaning that your contributions to the page to add new content, update content, or remove outdated content are encouraged.  It is hard to keep track of the constantly changing shape of the community so it is essential that everyone contributes to keeping this index up to date.

Engineering Team Blogs, Forums, Library, Gallery, Wiki, and Survival Guides








Survival Guide  Learn 

Operations Manager






 Survival Guide Learn 

Service Manager






 Survival Guide Learn 

Virtual Machine Manager






 Survival Guide  Learn

Orchestrator (fka Opalis)






 Survival Guide  Learn

Data Protection Manager






 Survival Guide


App Controller






 Survival Guide  Learn

Configuration Manager


Forums (pre-2012)

Forums (2012)




 Survival Guide  Learn


If you want to stay current on all new System Center content and announcements, follow the blogs above either via RSS, Facebook or Twitter.

If you want to ask or answer a support questions, visit the forums.  


The Microsoft Knowledge Base

Looking for an official KB article documenting a known issue, or maybe a hotfix or update rollup package? This is where you want to go. You can search the Microsoft Knowledge Base as well as other Microsoft properties using the link below.


The TechNet Library

This is where you’ll find our official product documentation and release notes. If you’re looking for a deployment guide or instructions on how to configure a particular aspect of a System Center product this is where you want to look. The start page is linked below and from there you can find documentation for all specific System Center products.

The TechNet Library: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh546785

Facebook and Twitter

Every time the System Center team publishes a new piece of content it gets mentioned on the blogs, on Facebook and on Twitter. You can find the System Center team on Facebook and Twitter using the links below.

Engineering and Support Team Twitter Handle: @MS_SystemCenter

Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Microsoft-System-Center-Support/111513322193410

Microsoft Employee Twitter Handles

Travis Wright: @radtravis

Stefan Stranger: @sstranger

Santos Martinez: @ConfigNinja

Daniele Muscetta @dani3l3

Christian Booth: @ChBooth

Brad Anderson: @InTheCloudMSFT

MVP Twitter Handles

System Center Cloud and Data Center Management MVPs

Maarten Goet: @maarten_goet

Kristian Nese: @kristiannese

James van den Berg: @jamesvandenberg

Marcus Oh: @errantsunset

Torsten Meringer: @tmeringer

Bob Cornelissen: @bob_cornelissen

Islam Gomaa: @islamgomaa

Cleber Marques: @cleberfmarques and @systemcenterbr

Raymond Chou: @exotrinity

Damian Flynn: @damian_flynn

Kevin Greene: @kgreeneit

John Joyner: @john_joyner

Patrik Sundqvist: @gridpatrik

Marcel Zehner: @scsmfaq

Chris Ross: @scsmus

Harri Puupponen: @harripuupponen

Christopher Keyaert: @keyaertc

Pete Zerger: @pzerger

Marnix Wolf: @marnixwolf

Oskar Landman: @oskarlandman

Stefan Koell: @stefankoell

Simon Skinner: @cymonskinner

Alex Verkinderen: @alexverkinderen

Mike Resseler: @MikeResseler

Mohamed Fawzi: @vFawzi

Robert Hedblom: @RobertandDPM

Matt Marlor: @MattMOfDoom

Silvio Di Benedetto: @s_net

Rob Ford: @manxferdey

Cameron Fuller: @CFullerMVP

Nicolai Henriksen: @Nicolaitwitt

Steve Buchanan:

Rodney Buike: @Rbuike

Kamil Skalski: @KamilSkalski

Cliff Hobbs (ConfigMgr)  

Greg Ramsey @ramseyg

Anil Erduran @anil_erduran

Other MVPs

Patrick Lownds: @PatrickLownds

Robert Smit: @Clustermvp

Nathan Lasnoski: @nlasnoski

Aidan Finn: @joe_elway

Hans Vredevoort: @hvredevoort

Robert Marshall: @RobMVP


System Center Cloud and Data Center Management MVPs

System Center Hashtags

System Center: #sysctr

System Center App Controller: #appcontroller

System Center Virtual Machine Manager: #scvmm

System Center Service Manager: #scsm

System Center Operations Manager: #scom

System Center Data Protection Manager: #scdpm

System Center Orchestrator: #scorc (not #scorch!!)

System Center Advisor: #scadvisor

System Center Configuration Manager: #configmgr



MVP Blogs

Alessandro Cardoso (MVP) http://virtualisationandmanagement.wordpress.com/

Alexey Zhuravlev (MVP) http://opsmgr.ru/

Anders Asp (MVP) http://www.scsm.se/

Anil Erduran (MVP) http://www.anilerduran.com/

Anton Gritsenco (MVP) http://blog.scsmsolutions.ru/ and http://blog.scsmsolutions.com/

Berg van den James (MVP) http://mountainss.wordpress.com/

Bob Cornelissen (MVP) http://www.bictt.com/blogs/bictt.php

Brian Ehlert (MVP) http://itproctology.blogspot.com/

Cameron Fuller (MVP) http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/default.aspx

Cameron Fuller (MVP) http://www.systemcentercentral.com/blogs/cameronfuller

Carston Rachfal (MVP) http://www.hyper-v-server.de/

Christopher Keyaert (MVP) http://scug.be/blogs/christopher/

Cleber Marques (MVP) http://www.clebermarques.com/

Cliff Hobbs (MVP) http://www.faqshop.com/wp/blogs

Damian Flynn (MVP) http://www.damianflynn.com/

Daniel Mar (MVP): http://outlookcloudy.blogspot.com/

Daniele Grandini (MVP) http://nocentdocent.wordpress.com/

Duncan Lindquist http://blog.concurrency.com/author/dlindquist/

François Dufour (MVP) http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/fdufour/default.aspx

Graham Davies (MVP) http://www.systemcentersolutions.co.uk/ 

Greg Ramsey (MVP) http://gregramsey.wordpress.com/

Hans Vredevoort (MVP) http://www.hyper-v.nu/

Jason Sandys (MVP) http://blog.configmgrftw.com/

Jay Ferron (MVP) http://blog.mir.net/

John Joyner (MVP) http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/networking

John Joyner (MVP) http://opsmgrunleashed.wordpress.com/

Kamil Skalski (MVP) http://skalski.info/

Kerrie Meyler (MVP) http://www.networkworld.com/community/meyler

Kerrie Meyler (MVP) http://opsmgrunleashed.wordpress.com/

Kevin Greene (MVP) http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.com/

Kristian Nese (MVP) http://kristiannese.blogspot.com/

Lai Yoong Seng (MVP) http://www.ms4u.info/

Leandro Carvalho (MVP) http://leandroesc.wordpress.com/ (en-US) http://msmvps.com/blogs/MSVirtualization(pt-BR)

Marcel Zehner (MVP) http://blog.scsmfaq.ch/

Marcelo Sincic (MVP) http://www.marcelosincic.com.br/ (pt-BR) http://msincic.wordpress.com/ (en-US)

Marcus Oh (MVP) http://marcusoh.blogspot.com/

Markus Bäker (MVP) http://www.mbaeker.de/

Marnix Wolf (MVP) http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/

Matt Marlor (MVP) http://www.autechheads.com/matt-marlor

Michel Kamp (MVP) http://michelkamp.wordpress.com ( non MVP )

Mike Resseler (MVP) http://www.scug.be/blogs/mike and http://www.scug.be/blogs/scdpm

Mitch Garvis (MVP) http://www.garvis.ca/

Mohamed Fawzi Emam (MVP) http://fawzi.wordpress.com/

Nathan Lasnoski (MVP) http://blog.concurrency.com/author/nlasnoski/

Niall Brady (MVP) http://www.windows-noob.com/

Niall Brady (MVP) http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/nbrady/default.aspx

Nicolai Henriksen (MVP) http://systemcenterforefront.blogspot.com/

Oskar Landman (MVP) http://www.systemcentercentral.com/blogs/oskarl

Patrik Sundqvist (MVP) http://litware.se/

Pete Zerger (MVP) http://www.systemcentercentral.com/blogs/pzerger 

Raymond Chou (MVP) http://mymomexperience.blogspot.com/

Rob Ford (MVP) http://scsmnz.net/

Robert Hedblom (MVP) http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com/

Robert Marshall (MVP) http://wmug.co.uk/wmug/b/r0b/default.aspx

Robert Smit (MVP) http://robertsmit.wordpress.com/

Rodney Buike (MVP) http://thelazyadmin.com/

Rory McCaw (MVP) http://www.systemcentercentral.com/blogs/rorymccaw

Steve Buchanan (MVP) http://www.buchatech.com/category/microsoft/system-center/

Scott Moss (MVP) http://om2012.wordpress.com/

Silvio Di Benedetto (MVP) S.Net Blog

Stefan Koell (MVP) http://www.code4ward.net/main/Blog/tabid/70/BlogID/4/ParentBlogID/3/Default.aspx

Torsten Meringer (MVP) http://www.mssccmfaq.de/

Yegor Startsev (MVP) http://ystartsev.wordpress.com/

Markus Klein
(MVP) http://www.ms-privatecloud.info/category/cloudblog/

Microsoft Employee Blogs

Artem Pronichkin http://blogs.technet.com/b/vm/

Anders Bengtsson http://www.contoso.se

Brad Anderson http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/

Brian Wren http://blogs.technet.com/b/mpauthor/

Christopher Crammond http://blogs.technet.com/b/random_happy_dev_thoughts/

Kevin Holman http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/

Matt Goedtel http://blogs.technet.com/b/mgoedtel/

Marcin Jastrzebski http://blogs.technet.com/marcin_jastrzebski

Kristopher Bash http://operatingquadrant.com/

Stefan Stranger http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_stranger/

Steve Rachui http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steverac/

Zhenhua Yao http://blogs.msdn.com/b/yao

Antoni Hanus http://blogs.technet.com/b/antoni/

Neil Peterson http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/

Santos Martinez http://blogs.technet.com/b/smarinez/

Other Community Blogs

Andrey Gerkin http://ckrim.blogspot.com/

Belgium SC User Group - DPM http://www.scug.be/blogs/scdpm

Belgium SC User Group - SCVMM http://scug.be/blogs/scvmm

Gary Davidson http://garydavidson.net/

Greg Widerski http://scsmguru.wordpress.com/

Ian Blyth http://ianblythmanagement.wordpress.com/

Info Support http://blogs.infosupport.com/

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen http://blog.coretech.dk/author/jgs/

Jimmy Harper http://blogs.technet.com/b/jimmyharper/

Kåre Rude Andersen http://blog.coretech.dk/author/kra/

Michael Seidl http://www.techguy.at/

Michel Lüscher http://www.server-talk.eu/

Michiel Wouters http://michielw.blogspot.com/

myITforum.com http://www.myitforum.com/ 

Robert http://msopsmgr.blogspot.com/

TechLog http://www.techlog.org/

Valérie http://scug.be/blogs/valerie/

Men In Cloud http://blog.menincloud.com/

Avanade Cloud Builder http://www.thecloudbuilderblog.com/

Inframon http://blogs.inframon.com/default.aspx

Marius Sandbu http://msandbu.wordpress.com/

Mats Wigle http://www.opsmode.com/ 

Stefan Roth http://blog.scomfaq.ch/

André Picker http://www.clientmgmt.de

Thomas Maurer http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/

Tobias Haeger http://www.sc-configurationmanager.eu/index.php/blog

Stefan Horz http://www.sc-orchestrator.eu/index.php/blog

Markus Strazar http://www.systemcenteronline.de/archive/category/system-center/blog

Dutch WMUG User Group Blog aggregator http://wmug.nl/category/blogs/

UK WMUG User Group Blogs http://wmug.co.uk/

System Center User Groups

Denmark  Facebook LinkedIn Web

Cleveland Facebook

Philidelphia/New York Web

Arizona Web

Atlanta  LinkedIn Web

Central Texas Web Web

Houston Web

Madison LinkedIn Web

Minnesota Web

Belgium LinkedIn Web

Netherlands Web

Netherlands WMUG Web

Norway LinkedIn

Finland LinkedIn

Sweden Web Facebook

UK WMUG Web LinkedIn Twitter

SCSM.US Web LinkedIn

German SCSM User Group Web

Microsoft System Center Administrators LinkedIn

Microsoft System Center Products Specialists LinkedIn

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager LinkedIn

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager LinkedIn

Microsoft System Center Service Manager LinkedIn

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager LinkedIn

System Center Orchestrator Professionals LinkedIn

Microsoft System Center Service Manager #2 LinkedIn

SCCM Professionals LinkedIn

System Center Community LinkedIn

System Center Virtual User Group LinkedIn

Data Protection Manager / DPM LinkedIn

Online Communities






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