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Microsoft Partners,

Thank you for such strong engagement with the DidYouKnow2012.com Partner Contest (contest details here)!  We’d like to congratulate the following six partners on their wins:

Day 1 Winners
1.  Jean-Benoit Paux (France)
2.  Alex Melching (USA)
3.  Wojciech Kasjanowicz (Poland)

Day 2 Winners
1.  Rainer Jeschor (Germany)
2.  Capt Saurabh Ranjan (India)
3.  Nitin Bansal (USA)

And here are the answers to the contest questions:

Day 1 Answers (DidYouKnow2012.com contains all answers)

Q1: What is the largest virtual machine that Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V will support?
A1:  Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V supports a VM with 64 virtual CPUs and 1 TB of RAM.

Q2: Under their dramatically simplified licensing experiences, what are the editions one must choose between when purchasing Windows Server 2012 or System Center 2012?
A2:  Standard & Datacenter (answers also accepted that included Essentials & Foundations).

Q3: Name two Linux distributions that Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V will support.
A3:  Any two of the following:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 4 (x86 & x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 (x86 & x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5-5.7 (x86 & x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0-6.2 (x86 & x64)
  • CentOS 5.5-5.7 (x86 & x64)
  • CentOS 6.0-6.2 (x86 & x64)

Day 2 Answers (DidYouKnow2012.com contains all answers)

Q1: How many major releases has Hyper-V had in the last 4 years?
A1:  4 major releases.

Q2:  Name a free tool Microsoft offers to help with Hyper-V deployment.
A3:  The MAP Toolkit & MDT are two great free tools that Microsoft provides to help with deployment.

Q3: Name two types of ROI that Windows Server 2012 provides beyond virtualization.
A3:  All submitted answers were correct, a few key examples of correct answers are RDS, Storage Enhancements (such as Storage pools and Deduplication), and Security & Compliance

Partners, we appreciate your engagement with the contest and the work you do!