System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 now available

AnnouncementDid you hear the news?  ConfigMgr 2012 will support Windows Phone 7, Symbian, iOS (iPhones and iPads) and Android-based devices, and the new Beta 2 is available for download starting today.  From the download site:

Consumerization is a growing challenge for IT organizations. System Center Configuration Manager 2012 helps IT empower people to use the devices and applications they need to be productive, while maintaining corporate compliance and control. The boundaries between work and life have blurred to where people expect reliable, consistent access to corporate services from wherever they are, on any device they're using. Using System Center Configuration Manager 2012, organizations can:

- Empower people to be productive from anywhere on whatever device they choose. This includes the wide range of devices that connect to Exchange ActiveSync, including Windows Phone, Symbian, iOS, and Android-based devices. Through the new application model, the best application experience can be delivered to the user based on their identity, their device, and their connection.

- Streamline operations with a unified infrastructure that integrates client management and protection across mobile, physical, and virtual environments. Improved capabilities such as Forefront Endpoint Protection integration, role based administration, and virtualization scenario support will simplify both infrastructure and processes for IT.

- Drive organizational efficiency for IT with improved visibility and enforcement options for maintaining system compliance. This means fewer mouse clicks to accomplish tasks and higher degrees of automation in activities such as patch management and settings enforcement.

For all the details and a download link click here.

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer

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Comments (3)
  1. Darren Henderson says:

    Completely an utterly impossible to install on 2008 R2 server. SQL Express SP1 reporting wrong / incompatible version. Only need this to try the FEP 2012 Beta  evaluation. 2 days waited and I can't even get the pre-requisites installed. BRAVO!!

  2. HSChronic says:


    I don't know what you did wrong, took no time at all. I followed the instructions right though.

  3. rory says:

    The setup was pretty straight forward I thought. A lot easier than with 2007 R2 and once setup it's a more enjoyable experience too. They consolidated a lot of the options so less clicking=happier me

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