If you've been listening to the rumour mill over the past 12 months, then you might have heard some people state that System Center 2012 R2 - Service Manager has had its day and that it would be retired soon.
My good friend and co-author on the Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 book - Christian Booth (Microsoft) - has just written a blog post on the System Center Engineering Team blog that squashes those rumours. His post not only gives confidence to existing and potential customers over the viability of the product as we know it, but also mentions their plans to take it forward and make changes for the better to deliver a consistent and quality solution.
Check out the full post here:
System Center: Service Manager – A phoenix in its own right
This is great news for anyone working in the System Center space as it shows that instead of pumping all their investment and development resources into cloud-based solutions such as Azure, they are still more than focused on the on-premise System Center offerings that we all know so well!