On the recent TechNet roadshow around NZ, I mentioned System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 was RTMing before the end of October, and here it is

From the Windows Virtualisation Team Blog : System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs:
http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2008/10/21/system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2008-rtms-and-what-i-m-hearing-from-customers-and-partners-about-microsoft-s-virtualization-solutions.aspx

Download details: SCVMM 2008 – Evaluation:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ed012990-6e86-4b43-9842-da5c02ff1c83&displaylang=en&tm

SCVMMEval

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM) has these features:

  • Designed for virtual machines running on Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server

  • Support for Microsoft Virtual Server and VMware ESX

  • Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)

  • Maximize data centre resources through consolidation

  • Machine conversions are a snap!

  • Quick provisioning of new machines

  • Intelligent Placement minimizes virtual machine guesswork in deployment

  • Delegated virtual machine management for Development and Test

  • The library helps keep virtual machine components organized

  • Windows PowerShell provides rich management and scripting environment

Here are some resources you might find useful:

VMM 2008 Homepage

VMM 2008 Features

VMM 2008 Download

VMM 2008 Release Notes

VMM 2008 Online Demo

VMM 2008 White paper

Windows Virtualisation Team blog