Now Available: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Release Candidate 1

Operations Manager RC1 Now Available

We are happy to announce Operations Manager RC1 is now available for download. This release marks an important milestone for this development cycle in preperation for product launch early next year.

Major Improvement Over Beta 2
Over 10,000 customers have downloaded Ops Mgr Beta 2. Our collective goal is to make sure each of these customers downloads and starts testing the new RC1 today.

Key improvements in RC1 include:

  • Improved install process
  • Major usability improvements made to the UI
  • Updated Management Packs and new Active Directory MP
  • Ability to Gateway and certificate manage non-trusted devices
  • Support for more deployment topologies including multiple management servers
  • Improved stability

Download Today
You can download RC1 from the Microsoft Connect Site at:

Continue to get support for the RC1 release of OpsMgr via our Beta newsgroups.
Please note, you must fully uninstall Beta 2 prior to installing RC1. Future releases (RC2 and the final RTM) versions will support an in place upgrade. However upgrades must be made build to build – RC1 to RC2 and RC2 to RTM.

Thank you for testing this release – we look forward to your feedback.

The Operations Manager Team.

Author: Robert Smit [MVP]

Robert Smit is Senior Technical Evangelist and is a current Microsoft MVP in Clustering as of 2009. Robert has over 20 years experience in IT with experience in the educational, health-care and finance industries. Robert’s past IT experience in the trenches of IT gives him the knowledge and insight that allows him to communicate effectively with IT professionals who are trying to address real concerns around business continuity, disaster recovery and regulatory compliance issues. Robert holds the following certifications: MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCTS - Windows Server Virtualization, MCSE, MCSA and MCPS. He is an active participant in the Microsoft newsgroup community and is currently focused on Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, SQL Server, Azure and all things related to Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Optimalization. Follow Robert on Twitter @ClusterMVP Or follow his blog Linkedin Profile Http:// Robert is also capable of transferring his knowledge to others which is a rare feature in the field of IT. He makes a point of not only solving issues but also of giving on the job training of his colleagues. A customer says " Robert has been a big influence on our technical staff and I have to come to know him as a brilliant specialist concerning Microsoft Products. He was Capable with his in-depth knowledge of Microsoft products to troubleshoot problems and develop our infrastructure to a higher level. I would certainly hire him again in the future. " Details of the Recommendation: "I have been coordinating with Robert implementing a very complex system. Although he was primarily a Microsoft infrastructure specialist; he was able to understand and debug .Net based complext Windows applications and websites. His input to improve performance of applications proved very helpful for the success of our project

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