What’s coming with System Center 2012 SP1 ?

System Center 2012 SP1 (currently in CTP2) includes the following update and enhancements to the following System Center 2012 components:

  • Virtual Machine Manager
    • Improved Support for Network
    • Extend the VMM console with
    • Support for Windows
            Standards-Based Storage Management Service, thin provisioning of logical
            units and discovery of SAS storage
    • Ability to convert VHD to
            VHDX, use VHDX as base Operating System image
  • Configuration Manager
    • Support for Windows 8
    • Ability to deploy Windows 8
    • Real-time administrative
            actions for Endpoint Protection related tasks
  • Data Protection Manager
    • Improved backup performance
            of Hyper-V over CSV 2.0
    • Protection for Hyper-V over
            remote SMB share
    • Protection for Windows
            Server 2012 de-duplicated volumes
    • Uninterrupted protection for
            VM live migration
  • App Controller
    • Service Provider Foundation
            API to create and operate Virtual Machines
    • Support for Azure VM;
            migrate VHDs from VMM to Windows Azure, manage from on-premise System
  • Operations Manager
    • Support for IIS 8
    • Monitoring of WCF, MVC and
            .NET NT services
    • Azure SDK support
  • Orchestrator
    • Support for Integration
            Packs, including 3rd party
    • Manage VMM self-service User
    • Manage multiple VMM ‘stamps’
            (scale units), aggregate results from multiple stamps
    • Integration with App
            Controller to consume Hosted clouds
  • Service Manager
    • Apply price sheets to VMM
    • Create chargeback reports
    • Pivot by cost center, VMM
            clouds, Pricesheets
  • Server App-V
    • Support for applications
            that create scheduled tasks during packaging
    • Create virtual application
            packages from applications installed remotely on native server

Via http://blogs.technet.com/b/heartland_datacenter_specialists/archive/2012/08/21/what-s-coming-with-system-center-2012-sp1.aspx

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