I just received a mail to say that we released the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1 (SCVMM Beta1).
1. Go to http://connect.Microsoft.com/vmm/downloads
2. Sign in with your Passport or Windows Live ID
3. Select "VMM Beta 1"
4. Please note that SCVMMM Beta 1 is for "test/lab environment" deployments only
5. Make sure you read the Getting Started with Virtual Machine Manager and Requirements for Deploying Virtual Machine Manager before installing Beta 1.
I can't wait to test this out as I really like Virtual Server and I also like the fact that with SCVMM I will be able to manage them better. I wrote an article about SCVMM (code name "Carmine") a while ago when I was at the MMS2006 conference in San Diego. I told you that I would start testing the SCVMM very soon. I think I will install it somewhere this week and blog about it later on.