Beta 2 of System Center Virtual Machine Manager is now ready for download from Connect.
Major upgrades in this release:
·Completely new, easy-to-use and intuitive UI based on the System Center look-and-feel (same as System Center Operations Manager 2007, Service Desk and System Center Essentials)
·Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversions (Windows Server® 2000 or Windows Server 2003 are supported)
·Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) Conversions – Using the Windows PowerShell® interface, converts a VMWare disk or a whole VM to the analogous VS vhd\vm representation
·64-bit VMM server support
·Every VMM component is now remotely installable, including the VMM server, library server, delegated provisioning portal, administrative console and data store
·Full Windows PowerShell support with documentation
·Better overall performance and scalability
·Every feature from Beta 1 with more functionality and enhancements
There is a document on the Connect site with the full list of changes. It is looking impressive.
If you download it you will be put into a draw for an Xbox 360T but only if you are American. Thanks guys!