Microsoft has announced a wave of new releases such as Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Intune and System Center 2012 R2. Not long to go now until they all release – less than 2 months on October 18 here in New Zealand. Although it’s only a year since the previous releases, there are some huge improvements and new features. New capabilities like built-in storage tiering, VM live migration compression, cross-version live migration, extended Hyper-V replica to a third DR location, shared virtual hard disks for guest clustering, Work Folders and many more are just mind blowing!

So what’s the best way to find out what’s new and prepare yourself for these massive new releases? Download the preview releases today, and get some hands-on experience!

You can download the Windows 8.1 Preview and install it on a system to explore new features and enhancements. You can also download previews of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and other updates critical to Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision.

To help you with the evaluation, check out the FREE MVA online course on What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Jump Start and What's New in System Center 2012 R2 Jump Start.

Get downloading and learning today!