Manage your Windows Server from anywhere

We are pleased to announce the public preview of Server Management tools, a set of web-based remote GUI tools that can be used to manage installations of Windows Server 2016 (now in technical preview). This is a free set of tools that allows you to manage the Windows servers in your datacenter or running in… Read more

What makes Nano Server so great?

Windows Server is going through an important transformation that’s been 10 years in the making. Nano Server is a deep rethink of the server architecture. The result is a new, lean cloud fabric host and application development platform that’s a mere 5% of the size of Server Core. Its small size reduces security attack risks…. Read more

Migration is Worth It! Support for Windows Server 2003 Ends Today

It’s hard to believe that, after 12 great years, Windows Server 2003 extended support ends today. Over the last year, many customers have prepared and planned their migrations and have migrated to a modern infrastructure. Two customers that are already experiencing the significant value to their business following their migrations are Pella Corp and The… Read more

UPDATED: How to Continue Using Windows Server Technical Preview

UPDATE: If you would like to continue using the current Technical Preview of the next version of Windows Server released in October 2014, please visit the Microsoft Download Center and follow the download instructions. This solution will allow you to continue using the preview without interruption until the next preview is available in May.  Thank… Read more

Updated Volume License Media Available Today for Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

Following our announcement from last week, we’ve now released the media for Windows Server 2012 R2 Update on the Volume License Service Center (VLSC) today. Additionally, we wanted to create awareness of an issue with the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update VSLC/MSDN media that manifests under very specific configuration settings.  Most of you should see no impact whatsoever.  For the… Read more

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now available to subscribers

As we mentioned back in February, Microsoft has been working on an update to Windows Server 2012 R2 in conjunction with an update to Windows 8.1.  Today we are providing Windows Server 2012 R2 Update to MSDN and TechNet subscribers and it will be generally available through Windows Update starting on April 8, 2014.  We… Read more

Can Datacenter Networking Get More Complicated?

Sure. You bet it can. It seems like there are infinite possibilities for networking difficulties and complications. That’s why so many organizations are afraid of it. But there’s a popular solution to datacenter networking that’s actually simplifying the process in organizations around the world! Find out all the details in a new MVA training course… Read more

Download Windows Server 2012 R2 and Get Free Training on the New Capabilities from MVA

As announced on the Windows Server blog last month, the team has released Windows Server 2012 R2 for General Availability. Download the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation or use our free Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Labs to test the product online without installation.   Then, learn directly from Microsoft's product experts with a series… Read more

Get the “Scoop” on Hyper-V during VMworld

VMworld kicks off this week in San Francisco. I happen to know a few loyal VMware IT professionals, and the event is clearly a very exciting time of the year for them – an opportunity to meet other fellow enthusiasts, as well as to learn more about new releases from VMware. But I wonder if… Read more