Hi everyone

We are very excited to announce the System Center Orchestrator 2012 Community Evaluation Program (CEP)!

This program is designed to take you on a guided tour and evaluation of Orchestrator.  There is a lot of new functionality since its predecessor Opalis 6.3 and we want to ensure you have a way to learn and explore the new product.

The table below contains information about the topics and dates for the CEP.  One of the key values of being a participant in the CEP is the access you gain directly to the Orchestrator product team, and for each topic the associated product manager will be available to answer your questions and explain how the functionality came about, how it works and what the use scenarios are.

CALL TO ACTION: Please go to http://msft.it/cep (Direct Link to the Orchestrator CEP sign-up page) and sign up for the Orchestrator CEP.  Once you do that, you will receive an e-mail when the Connect site opens and the content becomes available, along with all the details for the calls.  We realize that this is a global program, and that in some cases the time zone will be at an unusual time.  We apologize for this and have tried to find the best times to run the meetings, and we will be recording them all and uploading them to the Connect site.

TOPIC DATE CEP CONTENT
Beta available 6/17 (est)  
Orchestrator CEP Connect site opens 6/10  
Kick off to meet the Product Team 6/16  
The New Installer Experience 6/30 Scenario guide
Ready-made Base OS with prerequisites for install and CEP
Migrating from Opalis and the New Runbook Designer 7/14 Scenario guide
Ready-made environment already installed (optional)
Samples and Demo content
Working with the New Silverlight web Orchestration Console and the ODATA Web Service 7/28 Scenario guide
Web Service connection samples
Extending and Developing with Orchestrator, working with the Quick Integration Kit 8/11 Scenario guide
Samples and Demo content
Look ahead to the Release Candidate evaluation program and additional features since the Beta 8/25 Information about the Release Candidate and associated evaluation program Smile
Release Candidate scenarios TBA  

We look forward to talking to you on the CEP!

Adam

Adam Adam Hall
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