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Today, Windows Server 2012 Essentials has reached the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone. The product is being delivered to our hardware and ecosystem partners, and it will be generally available in all channels on November 1, with OEM partners shipping server systems by the end of the year.
For detail information visit the following link. http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/10/09/windows-server-2012-essentials-released-to-manufacturing-available-for-evaluation-today.aspx
Kris: perhaps you should shop around before chastizing the blog poster!
You can most certainly purchase Windows Server 2012 Essentials now, including at retailers like Newegg and Softwaremedia.com