UPDATE: This support statement has been superceded by the statement here

There has been a lot of curiosity about our plans for supporting SCCM 2012 in Adaptiva OneSite.

We have so far expressed a general commitment to supporting SCCM 2012 within 90 days of RTM, barring any major late-breaking design or schema changes.

With the release of RC1 on Thursday, it is time to announce our detailed OneSite plans.

Current Features

All OneSite features will continue to work unchanged with SCCM 2012. The underlying schema changes will be detected and handled automatically.

You will be able to install OneSite in under five minutes on an SCCM 2012 Site, from start to finish.

The administrative experience will continue to be as seamless as before. All SCCM objects, new and old, will be available from inside Adaptiva OneSite Workbench, the object explorers will automatically refresh in real time, and you’ll still be able to drag and drop everything everywhere, as long as it makes logical sense.

On To The New Things

Complete support has been added for the new Application Model. An Application Explorer has been provided. As you create, modify, or delete Applications, OneSite will detect your changes in real time, and take appropriate action, as we do today for other types of content: packages, patches, and images.

Applications will automatically download on demand to your branch offices, and they will use OneSite P2P and bandwidth harvesting technologies. All advanced OneSite content management features, compression, byte level differencing, disk space harvesting, automatic cache management, and daisy chaining, will work unchanged for Applications.

You will also be able to pre-stage Applications to any part of your network using OneSite Content Push policies. You’ll simply open the Application Explorer, and drag and drop the desired Application into a Content Push Policy. The selected Application will automatically be added to the Content Push policy, and will be pre-staged to the selected collections, on schedules specified by you.

Packaging

We plan to ship a single common version of OneSite that works transparently for SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012. It will figure out the differences during installation, and automatically adapt itself depending on what you’re running.

Release Dates

In about a week we’ll start providing SCCM 2012 compatible builds to existing OneSite customers. Over the next few weeks, we’ll gradually extend this delivery to customers who’re already on the waitlist for these builds. In about a month from now, we’ll merge the code branches, and SCCM 2012 support will automatically be included with regular production builds.

At that time, the current 1.3.x series of releases will change to 2.0.x series.

Support

Microsoft’s support for pre-release software can sometimes vary depending on the program through which you’re participating. Our support for OneSite will generally match or exceed your current level of Microsoft support for SCCM 2012.

Series 2.0.x releases will be fully production worthy. If you’re interested in testing SCCM 2012 RC1 in production, we’ll happily support OneSite in production for you.