This past week, System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 was made available. This was an important step for our Cloud OS vision.

The Cloud OS provides a consistent platform for infrastructure, apps, and data that can reside in any datacenterbe it a private datacenter, a service provider’s datacenter, or in Windows Azure. There has been a major engineering focus on enabling highly scalable and efficient datacenters and, as a result, hosting service providers will see many benefits from this entire release wave of products. Here, I want to reflect on three key innovations that you should find most compelling. MORE...