Windows Server 2012 RC & Windows 8 client release preview now available for download

Today, both the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) and Windows 8 Release Preview were made available for public download. More information about Windows Server 2012 RC: Resources page for the RC More information about the Windows 8 Release Preview: Steven Sinofsky’s post about what’s been updated in this release


Get Ready for Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 with MAP 7.0 Beta

Last week we released a beta version of Microsoft Assessment & Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0.  The MAP Toolkit,  a free download, is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and…


Where’s The Windows “Start” Button?

Over the last few weeks I have received many emails from IT professionals across the country about their experience with Windows 8 Consumer Preview.  Overall, I have to admit that the switch to the Metro UI by a number of you has not been a happy one.  Looks like you’re having some challenges with the…

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview is Here! Now What?

Today is a really important date in the evolution of Windows. Today we released the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 , and Windows Server “8” beta. I’m sure that many of you are as excited as I am to download both of these (almost done as I write this post), but a thought struck me…