For those of you who have been patiently waiting for Ops Mgr R2, the wait will soon be over.

An insider at Microsoft told me that @ 2pm PST yesterday, R2 was released to manufacturing.

Nice work for all those involved and now the fun begins…

Kevin Holman has a nice write up on the additional functionality and feature set of R2 (link), but I suggest you download it and take it for a spin yourself:

Customers can obtain the bits from the MVLS website.

New customers can obtain the trial bits from the Operations Manager 2007 R2 website or directly @