Microsoft announced the release of System Center 2022 on 1st April.
The updated Microsoft System Center Orchestrator product information can be found here.
The release brings significant improvements to the System Center suite, including an important update to Orchestrator, which is now a 64-bit application.
This new functionality enables Orchestrator to work seamlessly with 64-bit PowerShell within code activities, a revision that has been sort-after by the user base.
Organisations may be surprised to learn that the new 2022 version of Orchestrator requires careful consideration and planning before implementation; this release is not a straightforward version upgrade.
All existing Integration Packs would need to be updated in order to run on this new platform. This would include the Kelverion library of 35 Integration Packs.
At this time, only the Orchestrator application is available from the download center with the Integration Toolkit and updated Microsoft Integration Packs to follow.
The Kelverion development team has been working on Microsoft private preview releases of Orchestrator to test the required changes to support System Center 2022 with our Integration Packs for ServiceNow and SQL Server. Once the Integration toolkit is released, we will test the released version of System Center Orchestrator 2022 and plan an update cycle for popular Integration Packs.
As System Center Orchestrator 2022 is effectively a new application, we are reviewing customer demand for each Integration Pack prior to committing support for this release. If your organisation is planning to move to System Center Orchestrator 2022, please get in touch with your sales contact, or email email@example.com to discuss your requirements for Integration Packs and migration services.
A further update to this blog will follow once all elements of System Center 2022 have been released.
Update 26.8.22 -The updated Toolkit for Orchestrator 2022 was released on 22.8.22 and Kelverion are actively working on an update cycle for our first Integration Pack releases. There is more information on what is new in Orchestrator 2022 on this Microsoft webpage.
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