System Center 2012 family rebranded

While launching all the new beta and release candidate versions of the products in the System Center 2012 family, Microsoft slightly changed all the names of the products. Let’s see how the names are changed. Did we read also something about a release date? 😉

Before Now Version
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 System Center 2012 – Configuration Manager RC
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 System Center 2012 – Endpoint Protection RC
System Center Operations Manager 2012 System Center 2012 – Operations Manager RC
System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager Beta
System Center Orchestrator 2012 System Center 2012 – Orchestrator RC
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager RC
System Center App Controller 2012 System Center 2012 – App Controller Beta
System Center Service Manager 2012 System Center 2012 – Service Manager Beta

You are still able to download the versions mentioned above!

The release date of the general available versions of the System Center 2012 products is at this point of time the big question, if you ask me I think/hope that Microsoft is aiming for the Microsoft Management Summit which will be held in Las Vegas in April next year. The goal of Microsoft is to launch all the System Center 2012 products at the same time. As always Microsoft doesn’t announce any date so early, so we will have to wait and hope that the thoughts are true 😉 The official statement of Microsoft is the first half of 2012.


  1. Any word on System Center Essentials? We invested in this, but it seems like the black sheep: no updates, no roadmap, etc.

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