This morning we 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.
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 we call the ‘Cloud OS’. You can read more about the Cloud OS and how System Center fits into the solution in these other articles:
You can read more about System Center 2012 SP1 and download a trial from the System Center home page:
We have also made downloadable VHDs available for evaluation:
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. More information on the upgrade procedure can be found here:
You can read more about what’s new in System Center 2012 SP1 here:
Also, please keep in mind that we have been unifying the hardware and software system requirements as much as possible across components. You can find the new unified requirements, especially for SQL Server (with support for SQL Server 2012) and the operating system here: