As I’ve said in many conferences, Windows Server 2012 is probably the product that I’ve seen that has the highest number of innovations ! Because of this number of innovations, I think it is never too early to start learning about Windows Server 2012 and why not fill the long days of the summer with some usefull reading ?

To start Learning about Windows Server 2012 you have the following resources :

MVA (Microsoft Virtual Academy) : http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com where you will find a series of documents and presentations on Windows Server 2012.

Free Ebook – Introducing Windows Server 2012 :

The book includes the following chapters :

Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012

The rationale behind cloud computing Making the transition
Technical requirements for successful cloud computing
Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing Foundation for building your private cloud

Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud

A complete virtualization platform
Increase scalability and performance Business continuity for virtualized workloads

Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server Platform

Continuous availability
Cost efficiency
Management efficiency

Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud

Scalable and elastic web platform
Support for open standards

Chapter 5 Enabling the modern work style

Access virtually anywhere, from any device
Full Windows experience
Enhanced security and compliance

 

You can also get a hardcopy of the book if you prefer through your favorite bookstore.

You can learn more about Windows Server 2012 and download an evaluation edition of the product from here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx 

Enjoy your reading !