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We are pleased to announce that Microsoft System Center 2016 will be launched at the Microsoft Ignite conference in late September. System Center makes it possible for you to run your IT operations at higher scale and drive more value for your business. System Center 2016 brings a new set of capabilities that integrate with our cloud management tools to help you manage the challenges of moving to the cloud. This release also unlocks new technologies available in Windows Server 2016 that will enhance the software-defined datacenter and provide new layers of security for your operating system.

With the launch of System Center 2016 and Windows Server 2016 in September, you will have a cloud-ready platform and the operations management tools you need to run a secure, efficient, and responsive datacenter. At Ignite, you’ll find an array of sessions to give you the latest updates on System Center and how to take advantage of these new capabilities.

Highlights of System Center 2016 include:

  • Support for new Windows Server 2016 technologies, including lifecycle management for Nano server-based hosts and virtual machines, Storage Spaces Direct, and shielded virtual machines
  • Performance and usability improvements, including all the update rollups since System Center 2012 R2, improved UNIX and Linux monitoring, and ability to tune management packs and alerts
  • Native integrations with Microsoft Operations Management Suite to give you expanded analytics, data correlation, orchestration, archival, and hybrid management capabilities

You can download System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 now to get started. See more of What’s New in System Center 2016 and Windows Server 2016.

System Center is a key part of the Microsoft hybrid cloud management strategy. To make it easier to access the value of System Center and the Operations Management Suite, you can now take advantage of a new subscription option. As customers consider their management tools, we believe that the cloud-based capabilities of Operations Management Suite, and the new subscription model which includes System Center, offer a great combination that will make it easier to transition to the cloud.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Atlanta!

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