On January 15th, we announced the availability of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which helps deliver on Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision to provide customers with one consistent platform for infrastructure, applications, and data – spanning customer datacenters, hosting service provider datacenters, and the Microsoft public cloud.

As part of the above announcements, we began offering a free trial for Global Service Monitor (GSM) which is a new Windows Azure-based service that provides web application performance measurement from a user’s perspective. Today, we’re pleased to announce commercial availability of this Windows Azure-based service to our customers with active Microsoft Software Assurance coverage for their System Center 2012 server management licenses.  Learn more about how Global Service Monitor enables a broader dev-ops solution along with Microsoft’s developer and ALM tools.  Go here to sign up for the service today. Also, you can go here for additional information on GSM country availability. Please note the service is available only in an English language version.

Also, earlier this month, we announced that System Center Advisor now supports Windows Server 2012 as well as Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 as workloads for which you will be able to receive configuration analysis, as well as the release of Update Roll-up 3 for System Center Advisor, which corrects a number of bugs on installed agents. You can sign up for System Center Advisor here.  

Anant Sundaram
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Windows Server and System Center

     Max Herrmann
     Senior Product Marketing Manager
     Windows Server and System Center