Windows Server 2012 introduces a new technology that allows any application to be enabled to allow SAN based storage to copy files internally rather than be copied by the Windows Server across the network.
With Windows Vista and Windows 7 we had tools that enabled the removal of old source files once a service pack has been applied. With Windows Server 2012 Microsoft has provided a way to remove all the source files for the unneeded roles and features
During the last couple of months I have been asked about storage migration within Hyper-V 3.0 and what is possible. The simple answer is assuming the host has access to both the source and destination storage locations, the storage can be migrated.
With the release of Hyper-V 3.0 Microsoft made some changes in improve Virtual Machine memory management which will allow increased density but can cause problems in some scenarios.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager adds substantial new features to enable management of all the new capabilities within Hyper-V 3.0. But remember SCVMM should be upgraded to SP1 LAST!
System Center Operations Manager is now achieving maturity, however with the introduction of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) – formally known as AviCode – quite a lot has been done to help extend the monitoring of applications.
System Center Service Manager being the youngest product in the System Center portfolio is growing and changing fast. Therefore, this service pack adds a significant new area of functionality to the Service Manager platform.
System Center Orchestrator does not actually have any new features, but here are details of the new and updated integration packs.