As you might be aware, both OpsMgr and Orchestrator are going to be released as public betas soon. What you might not be aware of is that Community Evaluation Programs (CEP) are being launched for both these products at about the same time. There are several benefits to being a member of the CEP. This includes, but is not limited to:
Access to the product team, SMEs and MVPs through special CEP forums.
In depth walk throughs and examinations of specific product features with the entire CEP community. You’ll learn how to fully leverage specific OpsMgr and Orchestrator features
CEPs give you a chance to get a nitty-grittynuts-and-bolts view of the product by the people who put it together prior to the release.
If you are thinking of adopting OpsMgr or Orchestrator 2012 in your environment, you really should try to get involved in the CEP for each product. To find out more, consult the following links:
Operations Manager 2012 CEP
Orchestrator 2012 CEP