[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

The content in this section describes what's new and changed in Windows Server 2012. This content focuses on changes that will potentially have the greatest impact on your use of this release.

  • What's New in AD CS?
    Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) in Windows Server 2012 provides multiple new features and capabilities over previous versions. This document describes new deployment, manageability, and capabilities added to AD CS in Windows Server 2012.
  • What's new in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
    Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012 includes new features that make it simpler and faster to deploy domain controllers (both on-premises and in the cloud), more flexible and easier to both audit and authorize access to files, and easier to perform administrative tasks at scale, either locally or remotely, through consistent graphical and scripted management experiences.
  • What's New in Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)?
    Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) is the server role that provides you with management and development tools that work with industry security technologies—including encryption, certificates, and authentication—to help organizations create reliable information protection solutions.
  • What's New in BitLocker
    BitLocker encrypts the hard drives on your computer to provide enhanced protection against data theft or exposure on computers and removable drives that are lost or stolen.
  • What's New in BranchCache
    BranchCache in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Release Preview provides substantial performance, manageability, scalability, and availability improvements.

Read more about it at http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831769

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