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  • Blog Post: Today is the RTM for Windows Server 2012 R2!

    As noted in my earlier post about the availability dates for the 2012 R2 wave , we are counting the days until our partners and customers can start using these products. Today I am proud to announce a big milestone: Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released to manufacturing! This means that we are handing...
  • Blog Post: Q&A at GigaOm’s "Future of Mobile and the Enterprise" Panel

    Earlier this morning I participated in a panel at GigaOm’s Mobilize conference . Sitting on the panel with me were Alan Dabbiere the Chairman of AirWatch, and JP Finnell the Head of Mobile Strategy and Innovation for SAP. You can watch the panel on demand here , and I shot a short recap of my morning...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: Talking about how to really “Transform the Datacenter”

    Last week I got to sit down with the guys from TechNet Radio and talk about the 2nd big pillar in the What’s New in 2012 R2 series:  Transform the Datacenter . In this episode – which is a follow up to our earlier (and very popular) discussion about PCIT – we get deep on how this R2 wave of products...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in 2012 R2: Cloud-integrated Disaster Recovery

    Part 7 of a 9-part series . Today’s post is the 2nd of two sections; to read the first half, click here .       As an industry we have worked on disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) solutions for – well, it seems like forever.  There has been a lot of good work...
  • Blog Post: Ready Now for TNS & MSDN: Download Windows Server 2012 R2

    Earlier today, Microsoft announced that we are making the current RTM bits for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers effective immediately . Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate is also now available. We heard your feedback that you needed the RTM bits now. ...
  • Blog Post: Mark Your Calendars for Oct. 18: The R2 Wave is Coming!

    As some of you may have already noticed , earlier this morning Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide on October 18, 2013 .  But before you start your 8.1 party (with a DJ in a data center, for example ), there’s even more good news:  I...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in 2012 R2: PaaS for the Modern Web

    Part 9 of a 9-part series .   A major promise underlying all of the 2012 R2 products is really simple: Consistency . Consistency in the user experiences, consistency for IT professionals, consistency for developers and consistency across clouds. A major part of delivering this consistency is the...