System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Release Candidate avilable to download (SCCM2012)

Here’s the “official” announcement on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog, along with the list of features added to the RC . You can download SCCM 2012 RC from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27841 ,Registration Required before download.

Please note: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection are now provided as a single installation package.

In the Release Candidate, we’ve introduced some additional and enhanced capabilities, including:

1.Improved endpoint protection functionality, with integrated setup, management and reporting for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.

2.Improved application catalog design that provides a better, more responsive experience when requesting and downloading applications.

3.New support for Windows Embedded devices, including Windows Embedded 7 SP1, POSReady 7, Windows 7 Think PC, and Windows Embedded Compact 7.

4.Improved client status checks for Configuration Manager services and features.

5.Improved compliance enforcement and tracking, with the ability to create dynamic collections of baseline compliance and the generation of hourly compliance summaries.

6.Platform support for deep mobile device management of Nokia Symbian Belle devices. Pending a platform update by Nokia later this calendar year for these devices, customers will be able to try out the management of these Nokia devices with ConfigMgr.

7.Additional scalability and performance improvements.

In short, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager will help you achieve the right balance between minimizing risks and capitalizing on the benefits of consumer technologies.

More info,please read the article http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/10/27/system-center-2012-configuration-manager-release-candidate-is-here.aspx 

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/

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