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Configuration ManagerThe team that supports Configuration Manager.
OrchestratorA blog by the teams who make and support Orchestrator.
Operations ManagerThe folks who make and support Operations Manager.
Data Protection ManagerBlog done by the Data Protection Manager product and support teams.
Service ManagerCommunications from the System Center Service Manager team.
Virtual Machine ManagerThe team that makes and supports Virtual Machine Manager.
System Center HomeThe home page for System Center on the Web.
System Center on TechNetTechNet's agglomerated resources on System Center.
myITforum.comRod Trent's Web site primarily focused on systems and configuration management.
SystemCenterCentral.comThird-party site that pulls together stuff across the SC suite.
Deployment ForumCommunity site about Windows deployment matters.
The Blogcast RepositoryWhere you'll find technical videos, blogs, forums and more on Config Manager as well as other System Center products.
FAQShop.comHints, tips, answers, FAQs on Microsoft's systems management products.
Virtualization FeedMaster aggregator of blog posts and twitters on virtualization.
Virtualization HomeFor all pertaining to the Microsoft Virtualization story.
There are quite a few products that make up the Microsoft Cloud OS vision. Windows Server 2012 R2 is in preview right now and ready for your evaluation. We also have a strong management platform that make up the System Center family of products. They are designed to have tight integration with the core being Windows Server.
If you are looking for information on Windows Server 2012 R2, we have been rolling out detailed information though Brad Anderson’s What’s New in 2012 R2 blog series. That will continue but we thought you would like a short consolidated list for consideration. Here are some of the new innovations in Windows Server 2012 R2.
Storage transformation – Delivers breakthrough performance at a fraction of the cost
Software defined networking – Provides new levels of agility and flexibility
Virtualization and live migration – Provides an integrated and high-performance virtualization platform
Access & Information Protection – Empowering your users to be productive while maintaining control and security of corporate information with Windows Server 2012 R2
Java application monitoring – Enables deep application insight into Java applications.
This is by no means a comprehensive lists of new features and benefits, but we just wanted to give you some information on the key focus areas. For those of you interested in downloading some of the products and trying them, here are some resources to help you:
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