Wild SCVMM 2008 R2 rumors and speculation

It’s really getting out of hand — crazy rumors and speculation surrounding the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 release date are indeed baffling.

Take the following example*, where an anonymous author had the audacity to say:

It is our goal that the final (RTM) version of SCVMM 2008 R2 will ship within 60 days of the ship date of Windows Server 2008 R2.

Sixty days?  That’s almost two months!  Microsoft virtualization users will need to go two months without a management platform?  Surely not.  And with the Windows Server 2008 R2 release expected in October, that would put SCVMM R2 in December.  Unimaginable!

It’s not clear just who could have started all of these rumors about the SCVMM release date, but a public apology is certainly warranted.  Let’s start the investigation right away.

* Excerpt from the SCVMM R2 Release Candidate release notes document.

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  1. Jade’s avatar

    OH dear… please get back to focussing on your product sets on your blog, its more useful to e when you do. You clearly don’t understand the various dates that are part of their release cycle As a microsoft customer… I do.

  2. Eric Gray’s avatar

    Jade, I can see your perspective but you have to consider that right now Microsoft is doing battle with unreleased products in an effort to slow deployments of the industry leader. Therefore, I feel it is quite worthwhile to occasionally discuss the release dates of the products they lead the public to believe are already available.

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