Hi everyone

Well, it is now out in the open what we have been working on!  Over on the Server Cloud blog, you can read the announcement we made this morning, making the System Center self-service releases available – App Controller Beta, Service Manager Beta and Orchestrator RC.

Of these, App Controller falls into my realm of responsibility for Application Management, so this post compiles together all the useful links.

App Controller Beta announcement: http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/10/27/announcing-new-system-center-2012-pre-releases-delivering-self-service-application-management-with-the-microsoft-private-cloud.aspx
App Controller homepage: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/app-controller-2012.aspx
App Controller Beta datasheet: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/F/5/6F51FE0C-3254-4DC7-B1C6-D9CFA9DE396D/SC_AppController_Datasheet.pdf
App Controller FAQ: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/A/68A81649-6ECB-4B7B-89E4-D29188103633/System%20Center%20App%20Controller%202012%20FAQ.pdf
System Center 2012 trials page: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/trial.aspx
App Controller Beta download page:

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27843

App Controller TechNet forums: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/appcontroller 
App Controller online help: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/appcontroller 
App Controller Beta release notes: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/appcontroller/gg696040.aspx
System Center private cloud evaluation program: http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/10/27/announcing-private-cloud-community-evaluation-program.aspx 
App Controller demo video http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/system-center-app-controller-2012-capability-walkthrough.aspx 

I will shortly be posting more information about App Controller, how to get going, and perform various functions. 

Enjoy!

Adam