With the December 2019 Product Terms, Microsoft takes the first step towards merging System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Microsoft Intune into Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Microsoft Endpoint Manager is a unified, integrated management platform for managing all your endpoints. This allows you to deploy a seamless, end-to-end management solution that combines the functionality, data, and new intelligent actions of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.
For further information on Microsoft Endpoint Manager, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-endpoint-manager where you can also download a helpful FAQ.
Microsoft announced that Microsoft System Center 2019 is generally available and there’s more detail added to the original announcement about the frequency of feature updates.
System Center 2019 moves to the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) but new features are delivered every six months during the mainstream support windows via Update Rollup releases for which you don’t need Software Assurance.
Customers will be eligible to move to System Center 2019 from the previous LTSC release (System Center 2016) as well as the last two Semi-Annual Channel releases (1801 and 1807).
For further information, please visit: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2019/03/07/coming-soon-microsoft-system-center-2019/.
Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft System Center 2019. System Center is a suite of individually sold systems management products that collectively simplify the deployment, configuration, management, and monitoring of your infrastructure and virtualized software-defined datacenter, while increasing agility and performance. The core products of the suite are System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). As organizations operate hybrid environments, System Center uses complementary Azure management and monitoring services to augment its capabilities and connected experience across its core products and Data Protection Manager (DPM).
The following products will be available with this Microsoft System Center 2019 release:
- System Center 2019 Datacenter
- System Center 2019 Standard
- System Center 2019 Client Management Suite
- System Center Operations Manager
- System Center Orchestrator
- System Center Data Protection
- System Center Service Manager
- System Center Configuration Manager (current branch)
- System Center Endpoint Protection (current branch)
- Core Infrastructure Server Datacenter
- Core Infrastructure Server Standard
- Operations Management Suite (OMS) Automation and Control
- OMS Backup and Disaster Recovery
- OMS Insight and Analytics
Effective October 1st 2018, Microsoft announced a price increase of about 4 % for Microsoft System Center Licenses.
Impacted Programs: Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS), Worldwide Government Partner, Select, Select Plus, Open License, Open Value (OV), Open Value Subscription (OVS), Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA).
Impacted Product Families:
- Microsoft System Center 2016 Configuration Manager Client Management License
- Microsoft System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager Client Management License
- Microsoft System Center 2016 DataCenter Core
- Microsoft System Center 2016 Standard Core
- Microsoft System Center 2016 Endpoint Protection
- Microsoft System Center 2016 Operations Manager Client Management License
- Microsoft System Center 2016 Service Manager Client Management License
- Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator Server
In May 2017, Microsoft introduced new 16-Core Pack Licenses for Windows Server, System Center, and Core Infrastructure Suite (CIS) in addition to the existing 2-Core Pack Licenses. For November 2017, Microsoft is expanding these 16-Core Pack Licenses to Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). This new Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) will be a convenient option for customers licensing servers with 16 or fewer cores. It can also serve as an optional base pack for licensing servers with more cores. The 2-Core Pack Licenses will continue to be available, and customers have the choice of two SKUs. There are no changes in the Product Terms and licensing requirements and customers must still license all physical cores on their servers. There is also no difference in pricing between one 16-Core Pack and eight 2-Core Packs.
Microsoft is introducing a new 16-pack of Core Licenses for Windows Server, System Center, Core Infrastructure Suites (CIS) and Premium Assurance in May 2017 in addition to the existing 2-pack of Core Licenses. This new Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) will be a convenient option for customers licensing servers with 16 or fewer cores. It can also serve as an optional base pack for licensing servers with more than 16 cores. The 2-pack Core Licenses will continue to be available, and customers have the choice of two SKUs. There are no changes in the Product Terms and licensing requirements and customers must still license all physical cores on their servers. There is also no difference in pricing between one 16-pack and eight 2-packs.
Starting January 1, 2017, the System Center Client Management Suite (CMS) license will be split into individual component licenses. The System Center CMS sold as a single license providing client management rights to
- Data Protection Manager,
- Operations Manager,
- Orchestrator and
- Service Manager
will be transitioned into corresponding four individual component client management licenses.
Microsoft System Center 2016 delivers a simplified datacenter management experience to keep you in control of your IT – whether on-premises, in the cloud, or across platforms. It builds on the experience and depth of the previous versions and extends capabilities with Microsoft Operations Management Suite to give you visibility and control of data and applications that live across multiple systems, from a single solution. The editions available for the 2016 release are: System Center 2016 Standard and System Center 2016 Datacenter.
For more information on Microsoft System Center 2016, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/cloud-platform/system-center.
The Microsoft Cloud Platform Suite is a new licensing offer from Microsoft that will be available for Service Providers in the SPLA channel, starting January 2014. Continue reading Microsoft Cloud Platform Suite & Microsoft Cloud Platform Guest
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 is available and this is reflected in the Microsoft Product List as follows: Continue reading Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 available