On July 15, 2013, lasting most of the day (9am-5pm PDT), you can sit in on a Jump Start session to learn about what’s new for System Center 2012 R2 before it releases this Fall.
From the description:
Join us a full day Jump Start where you will learn what is new with System Center 2012 R2. Are you ready to discover the new capabilities in infrastructure provisioning and monitoring, automation and self-service, IT service management and application monitoring? Get ready for Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and several presenters as they go through the next version of System Center and how it delivers an end-to-end cloud management stack through advanced integration with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure.
And, if you want to get hands-on with System Center 2012 R2, register for the IT/Dev Connections conference: http://www.devconnections.com/dev13/public/Content.aspx?ID=1049964&sortMenu=107000