According to Technet's Features Removed or Deprecated in Windows Server 2012, SNMP is being depreciated:
SNMP is deprecated. Instead, use the Common Information Model (CIM), which is supported by the WS-Management web services protocol and implemented as Windows Remote Management.
Since SNMP is fundamental to most monitoring systems, this caught my attention. What exactly does "deprecated" mean in terms of Windows Server (is it standardized)? If so, how long until SNMP is no longer available (i.e. the next Major release of MS Server, a service pack)?
Also, is anyone aware of other organizations deprecating SNMP in favor of something else?