TR reports: "During a "virtual event" on its website this afternoon, Intel unwrapped its third-generation vPro Technology. If you've been keeping track, you'll know Intel introduced the first vPro tech in early 2006 with the aim of simplifying enterprise PC management. Since its debut, vPro has allowed IT staff to administer machines remotely whether they're switched on, off, or suffering from hardware failures.
The 2008 vPro platform (a.k.a. McCreary) includes three key components: Intel's Q45 Express chipset, the 82567LM Gigabit Ethernet network controller, and existing Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors. The bundle brings new features that may make life easier for not just corporate IT staff, but also folks with small and medium businesses that don't have their own system admins."