Just in case you were interested in test driving Operations Manager 2007 R2, Microsoft published a VHD several days ago, you can download it here.
I’m curious as to why it’s only available as a 13 part RAR file, and doesn’t use the typical MS File Transfer Manager like we get on MSDN to download it one big bundle – or at least the option to get it that way. It’s a little odd.
Also, I’ve been messing around with a VM of Operations Manager 2012, now at CTP3. My initial thoughts? It looks a lot like 2007, which isn’t bad.
The best part? It actually tells you when it’s “thinking”. No more does it just lock up with the old green revolving bar at some random point while it’s collecting it’s thoughts – it actually tells you what it is doing!
More thoughts as I play with it!