The Windows Server “8” Beta was released publicly last week, and it’s now available for IT professionals around NZ to download, to evaluate, and to provide feedback. We’re already seeing a lot of excitement over the release’s new features. This Windows Server release is quite possibly the most significant release of Windows Server ever; our cloud optimised server operating system.
Download Windows Server "8" Beta. The necessary files can be downloaded from TechNet. Need more information? See the product details page. Register to access technical product resources - such as forums, solution accelerators, white papers and webcasts - at the Windows Server "8" Beta Resources Page. Discover what’s new in Windows Server "8" Overview and Executive Summary (PDF). This Product and Evaluation Guide (PDF) will walk you through your evaluation step by step.
Here are a few examples of new capabilities that you’ll want to explore:
There are many, many more exciting features over and above this. Look out for more information in upcoming TechNet Flash editorials, my blog. Over the next month or so too we will be at Windows User Groups in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland doing Windows Server “8” demos and presentations. Around the middle of this year we will be doing a roadshow TechDays tour around New Zealand to show off both Windows Server “8 and the Windows 8 client Operating System. Stay tuned for more info!
Windows Server “8” First Look Course Released
We are pleased to announce that the Windows Server “8” First Look course is now available on the Microsoft Virtual Academy. This first look is a single module course covering the product. There are many new features and updates and in this short course we can only cover these at a high level, the deeper dive into the product will come in a few months. Check out the Windows Server “8” First Look course today.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Also available right now is the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now available for download! You should also read some of the great posts on the Building Windows 8 blog that give you some more information: Welcome to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Running the Consumer Preview - System Recommendations
Happy downloading,Until next time!Nathan