I’ve seen a bunch of news today (and we’ve provided plenty) about the release of the System Center 2012 Suite bits. It’s now available on MSDN, TechNet, and the Volume Licensing site. In fact, it hit the Volume Licensing site before the others.
However, there’s one thing worth nothing: a lot of folks seem to be putting the “RTM” title on the release, when, by all appearances, it is only “RTW”.
RTM means, released to manufacturing.
RTW means, released to the web.
Microsoft is not announcing anything right now, but allowing the community, customers, and social stratosphere to do the announcing for them. Genius. However, the plan, so far, is to not to announce System Center 2012 publicly until MMS 2012, and I suspect that is when RTW will turn into RTM.
We’ve all waited for the day when RTW will be the only software release method. Could this be it? Microsoft is pushing the Cloud pretty heavily these days. Truth told it would definitely save time, resources, and cost to distribute software.