You can start playing with the next version of System Center Virtual Machine Manager today! To download it – go here and follow the directions:
Some of the key changes that are in this release include:
- Numerous improvements to allow you to build and manage a private cloud environment
- The ability to define “services” that are comprised of multiple connected virtual machines – and then to manage them as a single unit.
- Huge improvements to resource optimization
- The ability to manage Hyper-V, VMware ESX and Citrix XenServer
- And many more
You can also read more about this release here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610610.aspx
I am downloading it right now to get it setup in my environment – and will post more as I get to play with it.