Not long after releasing BETA version of its new System Center Essentials 2010 server, Microsoft released “Release candidate” version which can be downloaded here.
Some extra info taken from TechNet:
Delivers single console monitoring and management with summary information, common tasks, alerts and reports, allowing you to quickly see and manage your IT environment.
Provides rapid provisioning, importation, management and live migration of virtual servers.
Simplifies complex management tasks like packaging and deploying software, and configuring Microsoft and third-party updates.
Helps quickly solve problems using integrated alerting, expert knowledge and troubleshooting for servers, PCs and IT services running in your IT environment.