SolarWinds just returned from a super Microsoft TechEd show in Orlando -- our first ever participation in Microsoft's premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers. We met literally thousands of great people and learned a ton about their ongoing IT challenges.  About half of the customers that stopped by the booth were existing SolarWinds or DameWare customers, and the other half were either on the development side of the house or or IT Pros that knew Solarwinds as a Network Management vendor but had not heard yet of our foray in the Systems Management space. It was a great mix. It was also great to see several instances of our existing customers demoing our software on to a colleague and commenting to other attendees what they loved about our Systems Management products – ease of use and value for the money. 


On that note, our Sysman products were really the stars of the show:

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Patch Manager Was On Fire!

Our WSUS Microsoft MVP, Lawrence Garvin, was bombarded with requests to demo SolarWinds Patch Manager. Patch Manager simplifies a lot of the issues with WSUS and it handles 3rd party patching as well. It was a big hit at the show as well as our new free Diagnostic Tool for the WSUS Agent that we just launched on Wednesday.


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Mobile Admin Rocks the House

This was Solarwinds Mobile Admin’s first show, and attendees were very interested in learning about this time saver product, whether you are an existing Solarwinds customer or not.. Mobile Admin lets you manage your systems remotely from any of your mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet. You can diagnose, triage, and resolve issues in just a few clicks. It supports popular software including Exchange, AD, VMware, and much more. This is perfect to have for summer – when you plan to be out of the office more.


SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor Turns Some Heads

Even though the audience was full of SCOM users, attendees were clearly delighted by how simple and powerful SAM is (and the price is right too)! Lots of SCOM customers are facing an ugly and expensive migration to SCOM 2012, so many are looking for alternative, and that drove quite a bit of traffic and interest in our booth. Plus…. SAM was a big winner at the show! Keep reading!


SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Makes the Biggest Splash of All!

SolarWinds SAM won the Best of TechEd award in the “Systems Management and Operations” category. This is a fantastic achievement and we’re very proud of this product that has grown to lead its marketspace with a roadmap heavily driven by our users’ input. Seeing it topping the list of traditional Systems Management vendors is a real honor.We also had a customer, Jed Kirsch, in the booth and he was constantly surrounded by attendees learning about his experiences with Server & Application Monitor.

We are delighted that Server & Application Manager (SAM) is getting the attention it deserves. To learn more about this winning application, visit our website.

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Wait There is More

Missed TechEd? We have a webinar for you..


TechEd 2012 – What Happened when You Weren’t Looking.

WHEN: June 21st, 2012

TIME: 11:00 am CDT