A: Because System Center 2012 is now a single product with many components, including Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, Data Protection Manager, Orchestrator and App Controller.

When it comes to System Center updates, Microsoft typically offers a unified update schedule for all components in the product. Here's where you can get Cumulative Update (CU) 1 for some of the components of System Center 2012:

For a full list of the updates, see Microsoft support