While Intel did not release an Intel® vProTM Technology desktop with ME (Intel® Manageability Engine) Firmware v10, the later versions of firmware are backwards compatible as early as Intel® 7 series chipsets (ME 8.x originally).
Back in the old days, one only needed to think about ME (Intel® Manageability Engine) Firmware if one was using Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) on Intel® vProTM Technology systems.
Virtualization of PC's is being used more and more in many companies to help them to maximize their PC resources for a variety of application uses. Some businesses are using virtualization with client PCs with Intel®vPro™ technology and Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT).
Well, 2012 is here and with the New Year, you'll be seeing some new topic areas for my blogs. This year, I'm going to be exploring the additional areas of PC manageability and security software.
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) Setup and Configuration Service
Version 3.0 (Build 22.214.171.124) - Release Notes
Release 3.0 of the Intel® AMT Setup and Configuration Server and Console (Intel® AMT SCS) adds the following functionality to SCS Release 1.2: