Microsoft is slated to release its System Center Online Desktop Manager which is an online service similar to the one released around Exchange and SharePoint last year.
The company showcased the system this week at the 10th annual Microsoft Management Summit 2009 and says it will help IT professionals keep systems secure and up to date using a subscription service which will monitor, troubleshoot, update and configure desktops through a web-based service.
The manager will be available to private beta testers at some point in the next 60 days and open to public beta testing by the end of the year.
Brad Anderson, general manager of the management and services division at Microsoft said this tool and others unveiled this week will continue to help IT professionals with ease of service.
"In today”s environment, IT is faced with a growing set of end-user demands and business-critical expectations around service availability," he said. "Customers want familiar tools that provide a complete view of service levels, applications, infrastructure and clients.
Computerworld reports that the service users will connect to is the same one that is currently being used for other Microsoft online assets like SharePoint.