System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate now available

Microsoft has released System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate and its now available for download at the Microsoft Download Centre.

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate provides orchestration, integration, and automation of IT processes through the creation of runbooks that can help you to define and standardize best practices and improve operational efficiency. Additional functionality is available in the Orchestrator Integration Toolkit and Integration Packs.

Features:
Install Experience
– Improved prerequisite checks
– Implementation of Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), error reporting and interface with Microsoft Update
– Allow user to log on as a service and select different service accounts for each service
– Design Improvements( Error handling, port # for DB, increased logging, enabling log on as a service automatically)
– UI Consistency between other System Center components
– Time bomb(easy conversion from EVAL to licensed SKU)

Security improvements
– Encryption of DB connection
– Encryption/decryption of passwords

Globalization
– Unicode capable
– Convert SSH to Unicode

Web service
– Versioning

Orchestration Console
– Browse events
– View events
– UI Updates

Bug fixes across all product features

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Release Candidate

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