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Cloud/Consumerization: Manage it Well

The converging imperatives of managing consumer devices and realizing the economies of private clouds require a new class of management tools and the System Center 2012 family is ready for the challenge.

Editor’s Note: Fast-Forward Your Management Skills and Investments with System Center 2012

System Center 2012 will enable IT managers to deliver private cloud services that empower business teams, provide greater insights into application performance, and allow IT to carry forward current investments as they adopt public cloud computing.

TechNet Magazine: Keep an Eye on System Center 2012

Soon the System Center family will have several new additions to facilitate self-service, process improvement and automation.

TechNet Magazine: Managing Mobile Devices with System Center

Everyone has a smartphone, laptop and tablet these days, so having a solid strategy for secure device management is essential.

Download the System Center 2012 Pre-Release Software

You can download all eight at once or select individual System Center 2012 products, including:

  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RC
  • System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection RC
  • System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta
  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta
  • System Center Orchestrator 2012 RC
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC
  • System Center App Controller 2012 Beta
  • System Center Service Manager 2012 Beta

Evaluation Resources

Download the Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications Evaluation

Get the Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack along with an evaluation guide, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 VHD, a Windows Azure-ready application to deploy, the Windows Azure Software Development Kit and Tools for Visual Studio, and the Windows Azure Platform Trial.



System Center 2012 Deep Dive

Controlling the seemingly out-of-control landscape of connected devices and platforms requires a shift in approach, and Systems Center 2012 makes that shift.

System Center in the Cloud

The System Center product portfolio provides a unified management approach for applications and workloads across on-premises datacenters, private cloud and public cloud environments.