The R2 wave is upon us!

Microsoft will release Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows System Center 2012 R2 and the latest update to Windows Intune on Oct. 18, the same day Windows 8.1 will be released.

According to Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows Server and System Center Brad Anderson, it’s no coincidence that all four updates will be available on the same day.

“Just a few weeks ago I wrote about the common planning efforts and engineering milestones we shared during the development of this R2 wave – and seeing these products and services become generally available on the same day (with all their integrated scenarios!) is the ultimate benefit!” he wrote in a post over on the In the Cloud blog.

You can read more about it over on the In the Cloud blog.

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Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog