Windows Server® 2012 this past Wednesday!!! Thats right today marks the General Availability of Windows Server 2012! Windows Server 2012 is a cornerstone of the Cloud OS, providing our customers and partners with a modern platform for their applications. Microsoft has put its unparalleled cloud experience into Windows Server 2012, making it the world’s first server that is “built from the cloud up”.
Windows Server 2012 expands the definition of a server operating system from the single server up to the datacenter and out to the cloud, while also incorporating breakthroughs across advanced storage, software-defined networking, virtualization and automation. Windows Server 2012 delivers hundreds of new features that will help customers achieve a transformational leap in the speed, scale and power of their datacenters. In combination with Windows Azure and System Center 2012, Windows Server 2012 empowers techs to manage and deliver applications and services across private, hosted and public clouds.
You can download a copy today and start testing all the new features. There are a ton of them! This is by far the best Server Operating System that Microsoft has ever released.
Clicking on the graphic below will take you to the download Server 2012 download page where you can get both an install ISO and a pre-configured Virtual Machine in the .VHD format. Download and have fun!
Want more information on Server 2012? You can get a free eBook. Available in several formats.
Free eBook “Introducing Windows Server® 2012″
AMAZON - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0084HJB06/ref=docs-os-doi_0
PDF - Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition - PDF ebook
EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format
MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – MOBI format (for Kindle)
Hard Copy Book - $14.99 - http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145372536.do