The Windows Server Notebook

Apr 2 2012   8:13PM GMT

System Center 2012 now available…sort of

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

It looks like System Center 2012 is finally on its way to general availability, though Microsoft is still tight-lipped about the exact release date.

What we do know is that the systems management suite was quietly made available to volume-license customers on April 1 (no joke), as reported by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. There has been no confirmation about when all users will be able to download the final version of the product, but Microsoft has said to expect more information to be revealed at the Microsoft Management Summit, April 16-20 in Las Vegas.

System Center 2012 features several updated products that build on Microsoft’s private and public cloud strategy – including a revamped Virtual Machine Manager and device management with Configuration Manager. It will be licensed only as a single bundle.

Microsoft announced the Release Candidate version of System Center 2012 in January, and the Community Technology Preview for Windows Server 8 in early March.

Have you downloaded the latest version of System Center 2012? We want to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, or find us on Twitter @WindowsTT.

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