Microsoft is set to release its capacity planning tool. This will help users plan deployment of products like Exchange and SharePoint.
The company said that the final beta of System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) 2007 was now available on its website and said the final code will be completed by year-end. The SCCP 2007 "release candidate" is now publicly available. It includes capabilities for planning new server roles in Exchange 2007, selecting Exchange cluster configurations, factoring disk IO background load for mailbox servers and modeling for 64-bit processors.
SCCP 2007 will offer an Exchange 2007 model out of the box. Microsoft plans to follow with models for SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Services 3.0, and System Center Operations Manager 2007. The company did not offer a road map for the release of those models, but beta versions of SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Services 3.0 are available at Microsoft Connect.