You may need to re-download Configuration Manager 2012 and Endpoint Protection 2012 SP1 Binaries!

During the compilation of the bits of SCSM 2012 SP1 binaries some minor issues were made which can can certain issues in SCCM 2012 SP1 client. Microsoft recommends to re-download (from MSDN, VL and etc.) the new fixed binaries again. More on the topic here.

System Center 2012 SP1 General Availability and VHD Downloads

It is official: System Center 2012 SP1 has reached General Availability. Summarization of the new capabilities you can find on the System Center blogs:

If you want to test the components you can download VHD files that will help you with that:

I trial version of the product can be downloaded from here.

Documentation for download:

List of SC 2012 SP1 KB articles:

Kevin Holman’s QuickStart deployment guides:

Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses:

  • Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals – Learn how Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, and System Center 2012 SP1 can help you build, deploy, and manage private cloud architecture. NOTE: This course becomes available on Jan 15.
  • System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Updates – Learn about the enhancements to each of the System Center 2012 SP1 components, which includes added support for Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 and tighter integration with Windows Azure. NOTE: This course becomes available on Jan 16.
  • COMING SOON: System Center 2012 SP1 Capabilities – Learn about the configuration and management of the infrastructure, services and applications available from System Center 2012 SP1. NOTE: This course becomes available on Jan 31.

MVA SC 2012 SP1 videos

—————Updated with two more videos——————

Microsoft Virtual Academy published 6 videos on freshly released System Center 2012 SP1. The videos are only for 5 of all System Center components and so far the courses are not available on MVA. Let’s hope we will see full course and more videos for the other components soon. Meanwhile you can check these 6 videos: