Below is a link to a well-balanced article from Forrester Research highlighting the business value of Windows Server 2012 as well as their recommendation to begin evaluating it for pilot deployments. Forrester is a respected industry analyst and this article may be useful to share with your IT Director or CIO if they are questioning whether your team should evaluate and pilot the end-to-end enhancements in Windows Server 2012 ...
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