Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (previously Systems Management Server) provides knowledge-driven management for today's dynamic IT infrastructures. Its powerful capabilities enable you to assess, deploy, and update your clients, servers, and mobile devices across IT systems in physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments. Built on key Microsoft technologies, such as Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Windows Server Active Directory, and the Windows architecture, System Center Configuration Manager enhances your insight into and control over your IT infrastructure. With Configuration Manager organizations can ensure that IT systems comply with desired configuration states to improve systems' availability, security, and performance network-wide.
MICROSOFT OPEN VALUE SUBSCRIPTION OPTION
With the Subscription option, you pay a single price per desktop (five desktop minimum) to deploy Microsoft technology as the standard across your organization, just as with the Company-wide option. However, the Subscription option provides you with rights to run the software only during the term of the agreement with Microsoft (nonperpetual).
Microsoft's Software Assurance gives you automatic access to new technology and provides productivity benefits, support, tools, and training to help deploy and use software efficiently.
With Software Assurance, you receive access to new versions of licensed software released during the term of your agreement to deploy at your own pace. New Version Rights simplifies the procurement process and shortens the business process cycle, allowing you to reduce the costs associated with acquiring new version releases and immediately take advantage of the latest technology.