ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CTP2 available

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ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CTP2 available

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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.

  • More info here: blogs.technet.com/.../system-center-2012-sp1-ctp2-now-available.aspx

  • 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

    www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

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