ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CTP2 available

Looky here, ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CTP2 has just been released for public consumption.

Download Installer here

Download Docs here

Nod to Raphael Perez MVP for turning up the links mega-fast.

  • Look at this spec!

    •Virtual Machine Manager

    ◦Improved Support for Network Virtualization

    ◦Extend the VMM console with Add-ins

    ◦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

    ◦Support for Mac OS clients

    ◦Support for Linux and Unix servers

    •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 Center

    •Operations Manager

    ◦Support for IIS 8

    ◦Monitoring of WCF, MVC and .NET NT services

    ◦Azure SDK support

    •Orchestrator

    ◦Additional support for Integration Packs, including 3rd party

    ◦Manage VMM self-service User Roles

    ◦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 clouds

    ◦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

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  • NOTE: Do not install this into production, this is for the lab. There is no upgrade to the full release once it arrives.