New bits have been trickling out since we shipped R2.  Three notable ones:

  1. SCOM Management Pack - this is a combo that includes what was the QoE monitoring MP which is a must for any serious deployment with Voice/Video so you can proactively monitor media quality.  Get it here:
  2. BPA - RTCBPA itself doesn't change but the XML ruleset has been updated for R2.  Get RTCBPA here: and then have it check for updates.
  3. Capacity Planning Tool - remember this from LCS 2005?  It's back for R2!  It does all the R2 workloads but not web conferencing or Group Chat.  Get it here: