from the System Centre blog:

The SCOM 2012 beta is now available for download

Here’s what’s new

  • Rich application performance monitoring and diagnostics for .NET applications plus JEE application health monitoring
  • Support for monitoring heterogeneous environments
  • Integrated network device monitoring and alerts
  • Simplified management infrastructure
  • Common console across datacentre and clouds with customisable dashboards

Download the beta here.

For more information, visit the new Operations Manager 2012 beta page