Today, we are announcing the immediate availability of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate as the next milestone in the product release lifecycle. With over 300,000 downloads of Windows Server 2012 Beta, we've seen unparalleled excitement in this version of Windows Server, which has been described in the industry as our most ambitious undertaking to-date. Management, Virtualization, Networking and Storage capabilities have all been significantly improved in Windows Server 2012, and all of the IT Pros I've met are anxious to begin leveraging these enhancements in their shops.
Download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate here: http://aka.ms/DLWS2012RC
I encourage you to fully explore the articles below that have been posted since the March 1st beta download was made available so that you can begin to plan for leveraging these improvements within your environment. I look forward to discussing Windows Server 2012 with you at Tech Ed in Orlando on June 11th-14th!
Rocking the Windows Server “8” Administrative Experience
Building an Optimized Private Cloud using Windows Server “8” Server Core
Building Cloud Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1
Windows Server “8” Beta: Hyper-V & Scale-up Virtual Machines Part 1…
Windows Server “8” Beta: Hyper-V & Scale-up Virtual Machines Part 2…
Introducing Windows Server “8” Hyper-V Network Virtualization: Enabling Rapid Migration and Workload Isolation in the Cloud
Introduction to Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control
SMB 2.2 is now SMB 3.0
Windows Server 2012, PowerShell 3.0 and DevOps, Part 1…
Windows Server 2012, PowerShell 3.0 and DevOps, Part 2…
Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
Microsoft Online Backup Service
Where to Find Previous Windows Server “8” Posts
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Keith Mayer is a Principal Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, Amazon AWS, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.