The entire System Center Essentials team is proud to announce that System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is released and available! SP1 incorporates the following the improvements and major changes in functionality:• Support for managing workgroup-joined computers • Support for monitoring SNMPv1 network devices • Support for using multiple auto-approval rules in update management • Support for using a remote SQL Server 2005 instance on a computer with a different architecture (x86 or x64) than that of the computer running the Essentials 2007 management server • Support for running the Essentials 2007 management server, console and agent on computers running Windows Server 2008 within 90 days of the release of Essentials 2007 SP1. Management packs for Windows Server 2008 and its role will be available shortly after the release of Windows Server 2008. • Improved backup and disaster recovery guidance • Improvements in management pack quality • Improvements in performance, usability, and supportability
You can obtain the SP1 upgrade package here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=20824F84-B98A-4E42-93A7-045A7A58E289&displaylang=en
If you've not yet had an opportunity to check out Essentials, download and evaluate the slipstreamed SP1 edition of the Essentials 2007 evaluation here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=246df207-f051-47c3-bd64-c9072281c3c8&DisplayLang=en
It's been 90 days since the release of SP1, when can we expect to see windows server 2008 support?