Manage the application lifecycle
Deploy, monitor, and manage applications
With Configuration Manager, you can empower users to find and install the software they need to be productive from anywhere, on any device they choose.
Monitor and manage applications
Use Virtual Machine Manager, App Controller, and Operations Manager to monitor and manage on-premise, private cloud, and public cloud applications.
Deep application diagnostics and insight
Use Operations Manager to monitor .NET applications, isolate application performance issues, and get easy-to-use reporting and custom dashboards.
Integrate Operations Manager with the development process (DevOps)
Improve efficiency and communication between development and IT operations teams. New management packs integrate Operations Manager with Team Foundation Server (TFS), Visual Studio, and IntelliTrace.
Manage computers and devices
Manage mobile devices by using the Windows Intune Connector in Configuration Manager
Learn how to manage apps for Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, iOS, and Android devices by using the Windows Intune service and the Configuration Manager console.
Ensure the compliance of devices with Configuration Manager
Configuration Manager helps you streamline operations by monitoring and remediating client settings across mobile, physical, and virtual environments.
Install and manage client devices
Configuration Manager makes it easier and faster to administer client systems, and offers improved visibility and enforcement options for maintaining system compliance.
Scenarios and solutions for Configuration Manager
Read scenarios and solutions that can help you solve real-world business problems by using Configuration Manager.
Create a Linux-based virtual machine template
Create a virtual machine template in Virtual Machine Manager with settings for the virtual machine and for the Linux operating system. Use the template to deploy a virtual machine whose guest operating system is Linux.
Manage private and public clouds
System Center 2012 Integration Guide
The System Center 2012 Integration Guide helps you build automated solutions across System Center components. It provides an overview of each component in its role as a programmable platform to be used for the Microsoft private cloud.
Create a cloud-based pricing chargeback process
Learn how to apply cloud-based pricing on Virtual Machine Manager fabric to minimize virtual machine oversubscription and underutilization.
Provide uninterrupted protection to virtual machines
Use Data Protection Manger and Virtual Machine Manager to provde better load balancing and adapt more easily to customer needs with live migration of virtual machines.
Cloud resource management
Use Orchestrator and System Center Service Provider Foundation to extend complex management capabilities to your cloud platform.
Migrate on-premise virtual machines to Windows Azure
Use Virtual Machine Manager to copy virtual machines to Windows Azure from your on-premise servers and integrate Windows Azure cloud capacity into your datacenter. Your original virtual machine remains intact on-premise.
Streamline offsite protection of data
Use Data Protection Manager and Windows Azure Online Backup for cloud backup and recovery, including managing the needed infrastructure components and their configuration, monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting.
Use Operations Manager, Orchestrator, Service Manager, and Virtual Machine Manager to provide the basic configuration and steps necessary to implement fabric monitoring in a private cloud based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012.
Integrate Service Management Portal and API with System Center 2012 SP1
Learn how Service Provider Foundation administers tenants, user roles, and resources in Virtual Machine Manager for your Windows Server VM cloud.
Set up an environment for self-service users of networked virtual machines
Use Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, and App Controller to set up an environment where self-service users -- your clients or customers -- can create their own virtual machines and configure networks for those virtual machines.