SCVMM 2012 Beta now available

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:

I am downloading it right now to get it setup in my environment – and will post more as I get to play with it.