What is new in System Center 2012 SP1

1424604160_full.jpegMicrosoft published a section on TechNet which gives you an overview of what’s new and changed in System Center SP1. Here’s my list of improvements/features from SP1 which are really cool and noteworthy:

  • Configuration Manager: Windows 8 and Mac OS X support
  • Configuration Manager: Mobile device management including Windows Phone 8, Windows RT and iOS (using the Windows Intune connector)
  • Data Protection Manager: Protect Hyper-V over remote SMB share
  • Data Protection Manager: Integration with Windows Azure Online Backup
  • Operations Manager: Monitoring .NET Windows Services and SharePoint 2010 using APM
  • Operations Manager: Global Service Monitoring
  • Operations Manager: Additional Unix and Linux Support (CentOS, Debian, Oracle and Ubuntu)
  • Orchestrator: Exchange Admin and User IP
  • Service Manager: Chargeback
  • Service Manager: Improved SCOM Integration
  • Virtual Machine Manager: Self-service portal is not supported anymore, App Controler should be used now.
  • Virtual Machine Manager: vSphere 5.0 and XenServer 6.0 management

Looking forward to get my hands dirty with SP1…

Download link: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/jj649385.aspx

cheers,
Stefan

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