Yesterday Microsoft published System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2. I was using the CTP1, and was missing some of the features, but now they seem fixed (however, it’s to early to tell, ‘cause the download is still running ).
One thing that I was missing just yesterday, during my training about Microsoft cloud solutions, was the support for Azure VM in App Controller – it’s on the list; can’t wait to try it out!
Other notable improvements and updates are:
Virtual Machine Manager
Improved Support for Network Virtualization
Extend the VMM console with Add-ins
Support for Windows Standards-Based Storage Management Service, thin provisioning of logical units and discovery of SAS storage
Ability to convert VHD to VHDX, use VHDX as base Operating System image
Support for Windows 8
Support for Mac OS clients
Support for Linux and Unix servers
Data Protection Manager
Improved backup performance of Hyper-V over CSV 2.0
Protection for Hyper-V over remote SMB share
Protection for Windows Server 2012 de-duplicated volumes
Uninterrupted protection for VM live migration
Service Provider Foundation API to create and operate Virtual Machines
Support for Azure VM; migrate VHDs from VMM to Windows Azure, manage from on-premise System Center
Support for IIS 8
Monitoring of WCF, MVC and .NET NT services
Azure SDK support
Additional support for Integration Packs, including 3rd party
According to the article on liveside.net, Internet Explorer’s (long awaited) “public beta refresh” is available for download…
If you’re still using the “old version” (of IE 9), go and grab this better looking version which is named Internet Explorer 9 RC(version number is 9.0.8080.16413 – this is somewhat newer then the version that “leaked” few days ago (that one was 9.0.8073.6003, in case that someone was wondering)).
The new version can be downloaded here, and more (official) information is available at this site. If you want to see what IE9 can do, the good start would definitely be at beautyoftheweb.com.
UPDATE: ZDNet’s Ed Bott gave a pretty wrap-up of what is new in IE9 RC, and you can find his article here.
Uz sve ostale bete, odnosno beta refresh verzije, koje su postale dostupne ovih dana (Aurora, Vail, Security Essentials…), od danas možete preuzeti i novu verziju (također beta refresh) Windows Live Essentials paketa.
Neke od osobina nove verzije, Windows Live Essentials 2011, su:
A quicker Messenger – The time it takes to sign in, and to refresh contacts and social feeds, as well as animation speed, are all faster than in previous versions of Messenger. More efficient video chat – Messenger video chat uses 30% fewer CPU resources by offloading work to the GPU. Better facial recognition – Photo Gallery facial recognition is improved significantly and works more quickly. Larger movie uploads – Movie Maker will upload higher resolution movies to SkyDrive (480×640 vs. the previous 320×480). Higher bit-rate movies – Movie Maker now supports higher quality (bit-rate) content. Better spell-checking – Writer has significantly improved the quality of its spell-checking. Better integration with Office – Writer is much better at retaining all formatting when you copy and paste from Word and other Microsoft Office programs. Better handling of Gmail – Mail now automatically handles Gmail’s spam and trash folders properly. Faster web filtering – Family Safety web filtering is 35% faster than in the previous version.
p>Ostali detalji su dosta opširno opisani ovdje, dok betu možete preuzeti ovdje.
Vezano uz nedavni post o novom Visual Studiu, danas je, kako je ranije i najavljeno, objavljena Beta 2 ovog proizvoda za preuzimanje svim zainteresiranima. Kako mi je Ognjen u komentaru i napisao – ovo je zadnja probna verzija prije samog izdavanja…