System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate has been published

Hi Guys,

Microsoft just published the Release Candidate of System Center Orchestrator 2012. You could download it at the following address : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27842

What’s new ?

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate

As part of the release candidate Microsoft has delivered the following features:

  • Install Experience
    • Improved prerequisite checks
    • Implementation of Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), error reporting and interface with Microsoft Update
    • Allow user to log on as a service and select different service accounts for each service
    • Design Improvements( Error handling, port # for DB, increased logging, enabling log on as a service automatically)
    • UI Consistency between other System Center components
    • Time bomb(easy conversion from EVAL to licensed SKU)
  • Security improvements
    • Encryption of DB connection
    • Encryption/decryption of passwords
  • Globalization
    • Unicode capable
    • Convert SSH to Unicode
  • Web service
    • Versioning
  • Orchestration Console
    • Browse events
    • View events
    • UI Updates
  • Bug fixes across all product features

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Integration Toolkit

  • Rebranding, security enhancements, new generic activity icons
  • Wizards can upgrade 6.3 activities and IPs to be compatible with Orchestrator
  • Fixes issues with upgrading IPs multiple times
  • Fixes issues with DLL / dependent file conflicts among different IPs

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate Integration Packs

  • System Center 2007 Operations Manager
  • System Center 2010 Service Manager
  • System Center 2008 Virtual Machine Manager
  • System Center 2010 Data Protection Manager
  • System Center 2007 Configuration Manager

Stay stunned for a future complete review of this new release Smile 

Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 Resources :
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 RC is available as public RC at the Microsoft Download Center : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27842

Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 Team Blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/scorch/

TechNet Forums for System Center Orchestrator : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/systemcenterorchestrator

Cheers
Christopher KEYAERT
http://twitter.com/keyaertc

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About Christopher Keyaert

Christopher Keyaert is a Consultant, focused on helping partners to leverage the System Center and Microsoft Azure cloud platform. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Data Center Management and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
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