In 2012 Microsoft made public that they are going to release new versions of their major products at least once per year.
Because of their cloud based service they develop much faster as in the past.
Microsoft has already evaluation versions of System Center R2 available to eligible customers.
But the official release available through the TechNet Evaluation Center. System Center 2012 R2 is available from TechNet and for new purchases on November 1st, 2013.
There’s even more good news:
Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide on October 18, 2013.