We have our winners for the DidYouKnow2012.com “Did You Know about Windows Server 2012” Partner Contest

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!


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