Tuesday, January 15, 2013

System Center 2012 SP1 Generally Available!

Today Microsoft announced the general availability of System Center 2012 SP1!  While the RTM bits have been available for a few weeks already to TechNet, MSDN subscribers and volume licensing customers, today marks the broad availability of System Center 2012 SP1 to all customers. SP1 isn't just an update on ConfigMgr. It will provide a lot of new functionality above of existing ConfigMgr 2012 features.

The System Center 2012 SP1 release is chock full of new features to light up the new functionality found in Windows Server 2012.  The combination of System Center 2012 SP1 with Windows Server 2012 provides the foundation of what Microsoft calls the ‘Cloud OS’. More information about Updates and New features in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 can be found in this blogpost.

The System Center Service Pack 1 setups for each component can be used to install a completely new installation of a System Center 2012 SP1 component or can be used to upgrade an existing component from System Center 2012 to System Center 2012 SP1. Download Microsoft System Center Private Cloud Evaluation Software: System Center 2012 SP1 plus optional Windows Server 2012 download

Customers who are planning to install the Configuration Manager client on x64 machines should review this KB2801987 prior to installation.

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