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System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1 Announced

Finally!  If you signed up to beta test Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM - codenamed Carmine), you probably already received the email announcing that Beta 1 is now available for download. 

If not, here is the latest information sent out via the email.

Microsoft is happy to announce that System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Beta 1 is ready for download to registered SCVMM Public Beta 1 users!

To download the Beta:

1. Go to   

2. Sign in with your Passport or Windows Live ID

3. Select "VMM Beta 1"

4. Please note that SCVMMM Beta 1 is for "test/lab environment" deployments only

5. Make sure you read the Getting Started with Virtual Machine Manager and Requirements for Deploying Virtual Machine Manager  before installing Beta 1.

6. Use the newsgroup to report any problems. You can access the newsgroup by following the "Newsgroups" link on the left menu pane and following the instructions there. The product group (GMT-8 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) and virtualization MVPs will monitor this site and try to help you as much as possible.

7. Please send us feedback regarding the product by following the "Newsgroups" link on the left menu pane.


Published Monday, August 07, 2006 4:10 PM by David Marshall
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