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Microsoft System Center Gets First Semi-annual Release

Microsoft has synched across its different product lines to deliver major updates in a semi-annual fashion. Originally, the company promised constant, flowing feature updates to its products, and with Windows 10 as the guinea pig, found pushback from customers. The company has now pared back its major update offerings across the board.

System Center has now been granted its first semi-annual release.

Bala Rajagopolan, Principal Group Program Manager for System Center says this about the release…

Our focus in this first semi-annual channel release is on enhancements and features for System Center Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager, based on feedback from our customers. Additionally, security and bug fixes, as well as support for TLS 1.2 will be available for all System Center components including Orchestrator (including Service Manager Automation, Service Provider Foundation) and Service Manager. Feature updates across components for the next semi-annual channel release will be shared in the first quarter of 2018.

Additionally, this release focuses on enhanced support for Windows Server, Linux, and VMware, as well as bringing new Azure integrations.

The preview is now available from here:

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