Microsoft published a Roadmap for the future of Application Center 2000 a few months back. It’s quite interesting reading for current users of AppCenter 2000.
We have done a significant amount of scenario research to understand both how customers are using Application Center, and the capabilities available in other Microsoft® products and components that can deliver on the Application Center scenarios. This functionality will be delivered through a combination of the System Center family of products and the core Windows® Application Server platform.
Read the Roadmap for Application Center.