Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Croatia and Australia!

Hi again, Here is another update on upcoming events for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow from my colleague Christa Anderson: Kevin Beares   Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group.  The Windows Server community roadshow continues, making its way next week to Croatia and Sydney, Australia. Reserve your… Read more

Next Stop for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: China, Germany, and Bosnia and Herzegovina!

Hi, this is Kevin Beares, as promised two weeks ago in our post, Windows Server 2012 Training has begun!!! Register Now! … We will continue to bring you more information on the roadshow as new dates and cities are locked in. Here is a message from my colleague Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Training has begun!!! Register Now!

In case you aren’t up on current events: Windows Server 2012 ROCKS!  Do yourself a favor and get educated on all that it can do for you.  Kevin Beares will tell you how. Cheers!  Jeffrey Hey, this is Kevin Beares, Senior Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group.  Over the next few… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Essentials released to manufacturing, available for evaluation today!

Windows Server has an awesome dynamic range.  It runs everything from the largest internet sites to the smallest businesses.  With all of the discussion about being a CloudOS, you might wonder whether this represents a change.  The answer is a definitive ‘no’.  We believe that the cloud offers dramatic advantages to everyone.  In today’s post,… Read more

Windows Server 2012 is here — and so is the Cloud OS

Today’s launch of Windows Server 2012 puts a spotlight on the transformational shift underway across the entire IT ecosystem.  This transformation is being driven by an exponential growth of devices used for smarter, more personalized applications, which in turn create an explosion of data and the need for more computing power.  It is a world… Read more

Software Defined Networking, Enabled in Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, Virtual Machine Manager

Unlocking Network Flexibility, Efficiency, and Multi-tenancy for the Cloud When we talked with customers about their datacenters, we found that virtualization was not fully living up to its potential.  Customers readily acknowledged the benefits of machine virtualization, but they wanted even more IT agility.  In particular, customers wanted the ability to easily migrate VMs across… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials available now

Great news!  We reached another important milestone on the road to the final release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials:  the Release Candidate (RC) is available now for download and evaluation.If you haven’t started exploring the product yet, this new pre-release version is an ideal time to begin.  You can find more information about this release… Read more

Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing!

Howdy!  Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for.  I’m proud to announce that Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing.  That means the final code is complete and we are delivering it to our hardware and software vendor partners this week.  We will also make the software available to our volume licensing… Read more

Download the beta release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials today!

What an exciting time to be part of the Windows Server team! Earlier this week we announced the RTM and general availability of Windows Server 2012 in conjunction with the Windows 8 team's announcement of their dates. Since then we’ve seen a steady stream of exciting news coming out of Toronto where the 2012 World… Read more

Windows Server 2012 final release timing

Today Microsoft is kicking off an exciting week at our Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.  Windows Server 2012 will be a focus of attention at the event, of course, and it is nearing final release.  In fact, at the conference we are announcing that Windows Server 2012 will be released to manufacturing in the first… Read more