Why Windows Server 2012 R2

Yes, it’s been a few weeks since our last series wrapped up (“VMware or Microsoft?”), so it’s about time we started a brand new series of blog articles.

“Who’s ‘we’?”

A fair question.  The ‘we’ I’m talking about is the 11 Microsoft US DPE IT Pro Evangelists in these here 48 contiguous United States.  The series runs to the end of November (just before Thanksgiving here in the U.S.), and is all about answering in as many useful ways as possible, the magical question: Why?

  • Why should I care about Windows Server 2012 R2?
  • What does it do that I can’t already do with older versions of Windows Server or other operating systems?
  • What do I need to do to take advantage of it?
  • Where can I go to get more detailed information on a particular subject?

…and so on.

My friend Dan Stolts is the organizer of the series, and owner of the official landing page: “Why Windows Server 2012 R2

Keep watching his landing page and the complete list of articles and their anticipated dates of publication. 

RECOMMENDED: To follow along with the dozens of examples we’re going to be writing about, we highly recommend that you download and install the following newly-available R2-version evaluation software: