One of the pillars of System Center is the new Virtual Machine Manager. Beta 1 has been out since last August, and at the Microsoft Management Summit last week, Microsoft announced the pending release of Beta 2. A lot of great coding and features have been coming out of the VMM team, and I can't wait to get my hands on the Beta 2 release. To get your name on the list to be notified when Beta 2 is released (any day now), head on over to https://connect.microsoft.com/vmm and sign in with your Passport.
So what is coming in Beta 2? The full list is located here: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/scvmm/evaluation/overview/default.mspx
The highlights that I am excited by are as follows: