Welcome to the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (VMMSSP) 2.0 SP1 Beta program! As a Beta program member you have the opportunity to test drive the next version of VMMSSP—version 2.0 SP1! This new version includes some exciting new feature enhancements to help simplify your move to the private cloud. Give the tool a try and let us know what you think!

DOWNLOAD THE VMMSSP 2.0 SP1 BETA

What’s new with VMMSSP 2.0 SP1?

Import virtual machines: Allows DCIT (Datacenter) administrators to re-import virtual machines that were removed from the self-service portal and also import virtual machines created outside the portal but managed by VMM.

Expire virtual machines: This feature provides the user the ability to set an expiration date for the virtual machines that are being created or imported so that the virtual machines auto-delete after the set date. This feature also provides users the flexibility (through role-based access) to set or change the expiration date for the virtual machine.

Notify administrators: This feature provides functionality to notify BUIT(Business Unit) or DCIT(Datacenter) administrators about various events in the system (for example, Submit request, Approve request,Expire virtual machine, and so on) via email through SQL server mail integration.

Move infrastructure between business units: This feature allows DCIT(Datacenter) administrators to move an infrastructure from one business unit to another when the system is in Maintenance Mode.

The VMMSSP 2.0 SP1 Beta review program is now open.

Tell us what you think! Download the beta and provide us with your feedback, especially in the areas of its usefulness, usability, and impact. Send an email with your input to sspfeedback@microsoft.com.

Your input helps to make the guides we publish as helpful and useful as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

Kinds of Feedback:

We would especially appreciate feedback in the following areas:

· Usefulness: What portions of the tool are the most useful to your organization?

· Usability: Is the solution is easy to setup and neviagate through?

· Impact: Do you anticipate that this tool will save you time in your organization? Has this tool had a positive influence on your opinion of the Microsoft technologies it addresses?

To participate in the program visit https://connect.microsoft.com/site1044/program5055

Happy Virtualization