Updated Timelines

On Wednesday we had the UK day of the Best of MMS 2006 tour and good sessions from Vlad Joanovic and Wally Mead.

There were some timelines given out in the sessions.

SCOM 2007 Release Candidate by the end of this month (potentially)
SCOM 2007 RTM – Q1 2007 (I would say more towards the end of the quarter).
Which means that it will be ready for launch at MMS 2007.

Interestingly they gave out a new URL – www.microsoft.com/opsmgr which resolves to the main MOM site but it seems like they may be trying to wean us off the MOM name.

SMS 2003 SP3 – Q1 2007 (after Vista ships)
 Full support for Vista
 Adds in AssetMetrix

They showed some great reports that you can now do on the asset management of installed software which will really please SMS customers.

SCCM 2007
 Beta available now and feedback is that it is a solid beta
 Release in summer 2007

Softricity version through MS code checks – available Sept 06
Full Microsoft branded Softricity – Q1 07
There was a hint of more announcements on Softricity but they were not giving out any clues. Perhaps at IT Forum.

“Service Desk”
 Beta2 H1 2007
 RTM H2 2007

SC Virtual Machine Manager – expected in 9 to 12 months.

Models are core to SCOM and SCCM and are a cornerstone of Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) vision. These are based on Systems Definition Model (SDM) v2. Version 3 will be the new SML standard.

The presentations are available at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/technet/postevent/default.mspx?month=2006-10


1 Comment

  1. We dont have OM 2007 RC yet.

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