If you've been under a rock for the past few days, you may have missed the news: October 18th was a big

day, with three major Microsoft products officially becoming generally available: Windows 8.1Windows

Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.

 

As the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform team explain on their blog, these releases will help IT pros achieve

the goal of people-centric IT. Click here to find out more about how these products can help you achieve this goal.

It is worth pointing out as well that a new Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform website has been launched,

featuring entirely redesigned pages focused on R2 - give it a look if you haven't yet!

 

As always, full featured evaluations are available, so head to the TechNet Evaluation Center to give

them a spin!