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My Central Region IT Pro Evangelist teammates and I are going to be delivering a series of 31 blog posts in October, all about Windows Server 2012. Check back here on Monday at 8:00am Central Time for the introduction to and part 1 of our series.
…and have a super weekend!
Richard Fichera of Forrester Research had recently written up and posted his initial impressions of Windows Server 2012, and his related recommendations.
Here’s my super-ultra-brief summary:
1. Here’s why Windows Server 2012 is really great, and
2. You should start considering it NOW, even if you’re also still just rolling out Windows Server 2008.
In all seriousness.. read his article: Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2012.
As the title of this posting suggests – or rather says flat out – the beta of System Center 2012 SP1 is available for your downloading and testing/trying pleasure.
“Why? What do I need an SP1 for? Didn’t System Center 2012 just come out earlier this year?”
Absolutely. But what has since been released?
“Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.”
Right. And does System Center 2012 support managing Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8?
No. At least not fully. And as you are probably already aware by now, there are a lot of new capabilities that it would be nice to manage along with the rest. So the service pack will add that functionality. For example: Virtual Machine Manager can handle new options for migrations. Plus create and manage virtual “VM” networks.
Get it HERE!
Have you tried it yet? What do you think? Share your thoughts or questions in the comments.
I just learned (from the Microsoft Press Blog) that the The Free e-Book on Windows Server 2012 is now updated to include any changes found in the final, released version of Windows Server.
Here are the formats, and the links:
(Thanks to Morgan Web for bringing this to my attention.)
Go get it!
Yessir! According to the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform page,
And that’s today!
Go to THIS PAGE to set up a reminder that at 8:00AM Pacific (10:00AM Central) time, the launch is happening.
“Where will the Windows Server Launch be taking place?”
Online. Go to www.windows-server-launch.com at 10:00AM Central Time to “learn, connect, and have some fun”!
What’s your favorite new feature or functionality? For me it has to be the incredible new scale, capacity, and capabilities of Hyper-V. Next would be the PowerShell improvements. Do you have a favorite? Share it in the comments!