2012 product is the whole suite with one SKU
Automation is the heart of SC2012
Third party, management packs integration
Control other hypervisors (VMware and Citrix)
Room for Improvement:
Installation is cumbersome and not much documentation available for best practices for installation.
While some components require less prerequisites others are very extensive.
Third-party hypervisors difficult to configure
System Center 2012 SP1 is one hell of infrastructure management suite. With careful planning and installation of key components, you can take control of your entire environment.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
May 23 2013