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BREAKING NEWS: Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 RTMs are now available to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers

This just in today… According to the Windows blog, S. Somasegar’s blog, and the In the Cloud blog, today Microsoft has made the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) builds of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers to download. Also now available is the RTM of Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. … Read more

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate is available for download

Overview Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive.  Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials is an ideal first server,… Read more

Why Metro on a Server Product? (So many questions. So little time. Part 40)

Adam asked this question at a recent TechNet Event… Well, Adam, you’re asking me to share my opinion.  At this stage of the release cycle, I’m not sure that I’m allowed to share my own opinion.    And of course I want to point you to the blogs that hold the official company stance on… Read more

Breaking News: It’s Here! Get the Windows 8 Release Preview!

What a nice surprise!  Today Microsoft announces the availability of the next pre-release of the new client PC operating system: the Windows 8 Release Preview.  More details here: Building Windows 8 Blog Announcement Windows 8 Release Preview Page — What do you think?  Let’s talk about your thoughts on this new milestone in the comments…. Read more

Kevin’s “Being What’s Next in I.T.” Event Resources

As usual, here is the online version of the event resources I’ll be handing out to my central U.S. IT Camp Event attendees for the next several months.  It is likely that this online version is even better, because A) it contains even more than what I could fit onto one page, B) items may… Read more

System Center 2012 Unified Installer: The Screencasts

Happy Friday! I thought I’d just take this opportunity to again share my three-part screencast series with you; this time all in one place.  The topic: System Center 2012 Unified Installer The goal: Help you prepare for and use the Unified Installer to build your lab for testing and trying the System Center 2012 components… Read more

Just Released: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 RC

I received an e-mail late last night informing me of the release of a new RC (Release Candidate) for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012.  “MDT 2012?  Does that mean…” Yes.  This version is being built to support the latest-and-greatest solutions and technologies that are on the near-horizon and coming soon, such as Windows 8 and… Read more