Microsoft product teams have taken to their blogs to provide some useful step-by-step instructions for upgrading the specific System Center Suite products to their R2 versions. This has become a very valuable habit, enabling System Center admins to update quickly after new releases, or at least feel comfortable making plans to upgrade soon. Microsoft's Kevin Holman has always been a great resource to lead the charge in producing the concise web guides.

Here's what Kevin has supplied so far:

·         App Controller 2012 R2

·         DPM 2012 R2

·         OpsMgr 2012 R2

·         Orchestrator 2012 R2

·         SCVMM 2012 R2

·         Service Manager 2012 R2

You'll notice that Configuration Manager 2012 R2 is not in that list. However, Phil Schwan, on our sister site myITforum.com, has written up a step-by-step to fill the gap:

·         Upgrading ConfigMgr 2012 to R2