The Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release book from Microsoft Press is now available. You can download it for FREE or order your own hard copy version. This is a great way to see what’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2. A System Center 2012 R2 version is underway and there will be a much lengthier version after Windows Server 2012 R2 is generally available.

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release



PDF is here (108 pages, 5 MB)


EPUB format is here

Mobi (Kindle)

MOBI format is here


If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here from our official distributor, O’Reilly Media, for $9.99


Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2012 R2 - with early technical insights from Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch and members of the Windows Server product team. Based on the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview release, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now.

Preview new features and enhancements, including:

  • Server virtualization and cloud solutions
  • Availability and scalability
  • Provisioning and storage management
  • Security features, access, and data protection
  • Infrastructure options
  • Server management and automation

+ more titles coming out later this year…

11/1/2013            Introducing Windows 8.1: An Overview for IT Professionals

11/1/2013            Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

11/1/2013            Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Comments (1)
  1. Ricky Day says:

    Excellent stuff, thanks for the headsup.

    Windows Server 2012 what a beast of an OS

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