Every once in a while, I'll get a question related to the future of Application Center capabilities, and then I have to do this search for the below mentioned resources. This post is to help me find them easier.
Application Center is an interesting and valuable product, and for those that depend on it these moves for the future are probably troublesome. The good news is that there is a site that explains where all of the Application Center capabilities are going to: Roadmap for Application Center. This page is a list of questions and their answers. Here are the questions:
Another thing that this site promotes is a document that talks about different capability scenarios and which products are now used to do this. The document is called Managing .NET Web Applications with System Center, and here is the outline: