I am pleased to announce that the System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) 2007 Release Candidate is now available. SCCP 2007 helps size and plan deployments of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, with capacity planning models for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 coming soon. It provides you with the tools and guidance to help deploy while planning for the future by predicting the impact of change. SCCP 2007 includes the following new capabilities:
• Plan for new server roles in Exchange 2007
• Select how you’ll cluster Exchange servers
• Add Disk IO background load for mailbox servers
• Model 64-bit processors
Unlike the prior version, SCCP 2007 is not exclusively available as a part of a TechNet Premium subscription. Anyone can now download SCCP 2007. The SCCP 2007 Release Candidate download is available on Microsoft Connect (https://connect.microsoft.com/programdetails.aspx?ProgramDetailsID=1265). Also, the beta models for capacity planning of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 may also be downloaded from Microsoft Connect (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7660773).
The RTM version of SCCP 2007 will be available before the end of 2007.