System Center 2012 SP1: The management component of the Cloud OS

Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 enables integration with the latest Microsoft server technologies, the ability to manage Windows 8 devices and move virtual machines to Windows Azure.


Discover what's new in System Center 2012 SP1

Learn about the new features in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.


Download Microsoft System Center private cloud evaluation software

System Center 2012 SP1 provides a common management toolset for your private, hosted and public cloud infrastructure and application services.


Windows IT Pro: Microsoft announces System Center 2012 SP1 and clarifies the cloud OS

One of the primary focuses of the System Center (SC) 2012 SP1 release, is the integration with the latest Microsoft server technologies—especially Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012.


TechNet Wiki: System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager review

System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager embraces the components in your datacenter and integrates with the other components of System Center, while providing the framework to deliver automated and effective cloud solutions to your customers.


System Center 2012 technical scenarios

Find guidance for using System Center 2012 to manage applications, computers and devices,and provate and public cloud evironments.


Upgrade Sequencing for System Center 2012 SP1

In an environment that includes two or more components of Microsoft System Center 2012, the order in which you upgrade those components to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is very important.


Moving to the cloud

Microsoft Private Cloud guided labs

Register to access fourteen interactive labs and gain hands-on experience with the Microsoft private cloud.

System Center 2012 Integration Guide

This guide provides an overview of each System Center component in its role as a programmable platform to be leveraged for the Microsoft Private Cloud.

Cloud resource management with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) – Orchestrator and Service Provider Foundation

System Center Service Provider Foundation is provided with System Center 2012 – Orchestrator to enable service providers and large IT organizations enables organizations to integrate the management of their infrastructure with existing self-service portals, support multiple tenants and distribute workloads across management instances that may be deployed geographically in multiple datacenters.

Microsoft Private Cloud assessment tool

Use this online tool to get recommendations and a customized report to identify priorties and obstacles for you organization to move to a private cloud.

Windows Server 2012: The New Era of IT

Windows Server 2012 is the software that brings to life the recent innovations in cloud computing, memory, storage, devices and data, while improving management and efficiency.


System Center 2012: Private Cloud Ready

System Center 2012 is now available as the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.