Microsoft : SP1 pour System Center 2012 et nouvelle version d’Intune

Microsoft avance vers sa vision d’une infrastructure pilotable via une  interface unique et intégrant aussi bien les ressources sur site que les clouds  privés ou publics, tout en sachant intégrer la gestion des terminaux finaux :  ordinateurs Windows bien sûr, mais aussi, désormais, smartphones Android ou  iOS.

Microsoft a procédé mardi à une salve d’annonces,  attendues, visant à concrétiser sa vision « Cloud OS » d’une interface  de gestion unifiée dédiée aussi bien aux ressources serveurs qu’aux terminaux  client. Parmi les nouveautés : le premier Service Pack dédié à System Center,  ainsi que dans une nouvelle version de Windows Intune, capable de gérer  l’héritage Windows, Windows 8 ainsi que les systèmes d’exploitation mobiles les  plus populaires du moment. Sans surprise, le tout se destine tout  particulièrement aux environnements Windows Server 2012.

Principales  annonces relative à System Center 2012 SP1, outre la totale prise en charge de  Server 2012 (et donc d’Hyper-V 3.0) et de SQL Server 2012 : une touche  d’hybridation supplémentaire, avec la possibilité de déployer des machines  virtuelles dans un cloud opéré par un tiers (fournisseur de service), en plus de  Windows Azure ou du cloud privé déjà administrables par le passé. « Les  hébergeurs pourront mettre à disposition ces technos pour leurs clients, sans  modification », commente Jérôme Trédan, directeur des produits serveurs  et cloud chez Microsoft France, « ceux-ci pourront demander à  provisionner des machines directement depuis le portail de leur fournisseur de  services ». Ce dernier conserve donc la main sur les opérations de  facturation.

Le SP1, qui autorise la sauvegarde de machines virtuelles  directement sur le cloud Microsoft, inaugure également l’intégration – à l’essai  pour l’instant, de Service Monitor, un service hérité d’Azure qui permet de  simuler un test d’application Web depuis un point donné, à l’extérieur du  domaine, histoire d’obtenir une vue équivalente à celle de l’utilisateur  final… soit de quoi vérifier soi-même si son hébergeur tient ses promesses.  Côté montée en charge, System Center voit ses capacités s’accroître dans des  proportions identiques à ce qu’autorise Hyper-V 3.0, avec possibilité de gérer  des machines virtuelles Linux, Unix et les hyperviseurs Citrix ou VMWare.

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System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Configuration Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

This download consists of files that you extract into a single pre-configured VHD file for this System Center component. The VHD enables you to create a virtual machine to evaluate the different System Center components.

Internet Link : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36428

Overview

This VHD enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012. For detailed information about each component, see the component documentation included with these download files.
For a summary of new features available in this release, see What’s New in Configuration Manager SP1.
System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 components that ship Evaluation VHDs can be found at the following locations:

 

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System requirements

Supported operating systems: Windows Server 2012

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 with Hyper-V is required to use this VHD to create a virtual machine.

 

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Instructions

  1. Download the self-extracting .exe file and the all other .rar files.
  2. Download the SC2012SP1_ConfigMgr_VHDEval.docx step-by-step instructions for how to use the VHD to create a virtual machine.
  3. Place all downloaded files in the same directory.
  4. Double-click the self-extracting SC2012_SP1_SCCM_EVALVHD.part01.exe file to extract the VHD file.
  5. Follow the instructions in the documentation file to complete the setup of the VHD.

WEDM 2011 for SCCM 2007

Overview

The Service Pack provides improvements in scalability, deployment, performance, and support for additional configurations for Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011.
Improved Scalability and Deployment: Device Manager 2011 can now be deployed in hierarchies with multiple distributed site servers, as well as in less complex site server hierarchies. Multiple distribution points can now be used to distribute write filter-enabled content, and centralized management and reporting is now supported.
Improved functionality: The expiration period for device imaging deployments has been extended to 6 months, providing enhanced functionality for offline and newly deployed devices.
Expanded support for Configuration Manager environments: Device Manager can now be deployed in environments with both ConfigMgr 2007 R2 SP2 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP1. In addition, Device Manager 2011 can be installed in an environment that includes both ConfigMgr 2007 and ConfigMgr 2003 (though Device Manager 2011 can only be installed on ConfigMgr 2007).
More flexible collections: Predefined and dynamic collection creation can now be disabled, providing flexibility in the management of device collections. Kiosks now have their own collection, instead of being grouped with other Windows Embedded devices.
Increased performance: Changes in the service pack enable fewer messages to be used throughout the lifecycle of a device imaging request.
Improved documentation: There is now an expanded library on the deployment and use of Device Manager 2011.

More information : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28556


SCCM 2012 Release Candidate

As consumerization of IT becomes a reality, you face new challenges.  How do you deliver a rich experience to users across multiple devices while still protecting corporate assets? Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can help you maintain corporate compliance and control  while empowering employees to use the devices and applications they need to be productive.
Configuration Manager provides key management capabilities around application delivery, desktop virtualization, device management, and security that make it possible to enable productivity amidst device proliferation – while also reducing costs.

User-Centric Application Delivery

In the 2012 release, Configuration Manager takes a new « user-centric » approach to application delivery. You can establish policies and relationship rules that allow Configuration Manager to evaluate user identity, application dependencies, device type, and network connection in order to deliver the optimum application experience to users from whatever device or devices they happen to be using.

Desktop Virtualization

Configuration Manager is key component of Microsoft Desktop Virtualization solutions. It provides asset, usage, and desired configuration management for personal and virtual desktops on a single infrastructure. It also integrates with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to deploy and manage virtual and physical applications, allowing you to easily scale application deployment throughout the enterprise as fully streamed virtual applications, locally delivered packages, or both.

Device Management

Configuration Manager provides baseline management for all Exchange Active Synch (EAS) aware devices, helping your organization inventory, remote wipe, or enforce PIN codes from the same unified management infrastructure that you are using for your physical and virtual client management. For Windows Phone and Symbian devices, you can also perform full client configuration and policy and health management.

Security

Configuration Manager serves as the management infrastructure for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection. By aligning the client compliance and remediation capabilities of Configuration Manager with the antimalware and vulnerability protection features of Endpoint Protection, you can manage and protect your entire client infrastructure in a single solution. This consolidation can help you lower infrastructure costs and improve insight into the health and safety of your entire client environment.
The latest release also continues to provide core client management capabilities around:
  • Compliance & Settings Management
  • Power Management
  • Software Update Management
  • Operation System Deployment
  • Asset Intelligence
  • Client Health
  • Inventory

Pricing & Licensing Options

The System Center 2012 client management solution is available in three offers: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, and System Center 2012 Client Management Suite. These offers are optimized to take advantage of Microsoft’s client access license suites (Core CAL and Enterprise CAL).

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is available on a per-user or per-operating system environment (OSE) basis as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is available as a per-user or per-device subscription as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites. The subscription includes all antimalware updates and product upgrades during the subscription period.

System Center 2012 Client Management Suite

The System Center 2012 Client Management Suite is available on a per-user or per-OSE basis as well as in the Enterprise CAL suite. It is composed of Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator.