There are new OpsMgr 2007 R2 Release Candidate downloads available from Microsoft Connect

Date Title Version Category Description
3/25/2009 Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate Release Notes 1 Document Release notes for the R2 RC version of Operations Manager 2007. These release notes provide the most up to date information for deploying Operations Manager 2007 R2 RC.
3/25/2009 Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate 6.1.7043.0 Build Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate
3/25/2009 Service Level Dashboard v2 Beta for Operations Manager 2007 R2 2 Build Service Level Dashboard
3/25/2009 Operations Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate Documentation 1 Document The R2 RC documentation set

 There are a number of enhancements over the beta released in November, including:

* New Power Management MP template (the monitored system must be either Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7)
* Updated branding across all user interfaces, including a new skin
* Improved trace configuration tools to help support issues escalated to Customer Support (if applicable)
* Improved Run As Account Distribution Configuration
* Ability to run inline tasks for non-Microsoft servers
* Support for upgrade from Beta deployments to the Release Candidate
* New and updated documentation, including the Usage Guide, Design Guide, Deployment Guide, Upgrade Guide, Security Guide, and Operations Guide

The RC should be upgradeable to the RTM version once that is available, but since this is a test version, do not run it in a production environment unless you have made special arrangements with Microsoft.


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