System Center 2012 R2 Preview Highlights

This was announced at TechEd 2013 yesterday and they are anticipating a release by the end of the year. This release will be the successor to System Center 2012 SP1.

System Center 2012 R2 Preview: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/system-center-2012-r2.aspx

White Paper: http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/7/2/7721670F-DEF0-40D3-9771-43146DED5132/System_Center_2012%20R2_Overview_White_Paper.pdf

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager.aspx

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Highlights:

  • Support for Windows 8.1
  • Support for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Maintenance Windows exclusively for Software Updates
  • UI Improvements
  • Automatic Deployment Rules (ADR) improvements for software updates
  • Clearer summary messages
  • Enhanced DP data usage reports
  • Creation, modification and offline servicing of VHDs and the uploading of VHDs to System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Highlights:

  • Availability and performance metrics across storage, network, and compute for the datacenter administrator
  • New dashboard includes health metrics on a variety of resources, such as load balancers, IIS pools, storage LUNs, hosts, storage pools, file servers, VMs, VMM servers and host clusters.
  • System Center Advisor (Best practice workload configuration) accessibility in the Operations Manager console
  • Hybrid view of on-premise and cloud hosted components
  • Code level issue traceability – for .NET and Java applications
  • Java APM (Application Performance Monitoring) including Java Tomcat and other Java web services
  • Unified monitoring agent between System Center and Visual Studio to further simplify issue debugging and collaboration.

Windows Server 2012 R2: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/windows-server-2012-r2.aspx & http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/dn140266.aspx

Windows 8.1:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/dn140266.aspx

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