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Microsoft ConfigMgr @ 25 – Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

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Late last week, I wrote about the remarkable quarter-century milestone reached by ConfigMgr, and today I wanted to dive even deeper into the backstory of this incredible product, share a couple announcements, and debut an awesome new documentary (lookout Sundance!) which offers an in-depth look at the genesis and growth of the product that created the PC Management industry.

Next, the ConfigMgr announcement:

And with this present-day milestone in mind, here’s a story you may not have heard before:

Late last week, I took the opportunity to re-read the original vision document or “spec” for Project Hermes.  I hadn’t seen this doc in several years, and it was amazing to see how true ConfigMgr has stayed to that original vision.  The fundamental building blocks outlined in that doc are still used today and are still part of its foundation.

In 1992, the original mission of Microsoft (aka, a PC in every home and on every desktop) was just hitting critical mass. Organizations were aggressively moving from terminal emulation to the x86 distributed computing model, and there was no solution to manage the PCs at scale.  The team knew that Project Hermes had to be impactful.

Read the entire article here, ConfigMgr @ 25 – Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog

Via the fine folks at Microsoft.

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