There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child”. So it is with IT. As great an OS as Windows Server 2012 is (and it really is great!), few customers will use it by itself to deliver IT services or run a cloud. The OS is a critical component, but then you need database engines, a range of applications and, of course, management products to pull all the pieces together and make them work together in a coherent and cogent fashion. In today’s blog Mike Schutz, the General Manager of Windows Server and Management Product Marketing, announces the release of System Center 2012 SP1. SP1 truly lights up Windows Server 2012, simplifies the deployment and operation of cloud scenarios and enables the hybrid cloud. Try it out – I think you are going to be glad you did.