System Center Orchestrator 2012 Community Evaluation Program (CEP) Announced

Microsoft just announced the System Center Orchestrator 2012 Community Evaluation Program (CEP)!"This program is designed to take you on a guided tour and evaluation of Orchestrator. There's a lot of new functionality since its predecessor Opalis 6.3 and we want to ensure you've a way to learn and explore the new product," Microsoft stated.The table […]

Microsoft just announced the System Center Orchestrator 2012 Community Evaluation Program (CEP)!

"This program is designed to take you on a guided tour and evaluation of Orchestrator. There's a lot of new functionality since its predecessor Opalis 6.3 and we want to ensure you've a way to learn and explore the new product," Microsoft stated.

The table below contains information about the topics and dates for the CEP. "One of the key values of being a participant in the CEP is the access you gain directly to the Orchestrator product team, and for each topic the associated product manager will be available to answer your questions and explain how the functionality came about, how it works and what the use scenarios are," Microsoft added.

TOPICDATECEP CONTENT
Beta available6/17 (est)
Orchestrator CEP Connect site opens6/10
Kick off to meet the Product Team6/16
The New Installer Experience6/30Scenario guide
Ready-made Base OS with prerequisites for install and CEP
Migrating from Opalis and the New Runbook Designer7/14Scenario guide
Ready-made environment already installed (optional)
Samples and Demo content
Working with the New Silverlight web Orchestration Console and the ODATA Web Service7/28Scenario guide
Web Service connection samples
Extending and Developing with Orchestrator, working with the Quick Integration Kit8/11Scenario guide
Samples and Demo content
Look ahead to the Release Candidate evaluation program and additional features since the Beta8/25Information about the Release Candidate and associated evaluation program Smile
Release Candidate scenariosTBA

Call to action: Sign up for the Orchestrator CEP. You'll then receive an e-mail when the Connect site opens and the content becomes available, along with all the details for the calls."

[Via: System Center Team Blog]