At TechEd 2012, it is your opportunity to focus on technology and business issues that will help you solve today's real-world IT challenges and prepare for Windows Server 2012. As we all know it can be a daunting task to configure and manage a server, and it can be expensive to build a test environment. In addition, when it comes to mission critical applications - you can't leave anything to chance. If your business operations depend upon the availability of a missions critical application that you intend to upgrade, you should probably be putting together a test plan that ensures that your application will work properly against Windows Server 2012. You might even want to do a few dry runs of an actual upgrade before you do the "real" upgrade so there aren't any surprises or unexpected down time. Microsoft’s Service Provider partners spend 100% of their time designing their datacenters to host your application in the cloud so you can focus on making sure your application does what it should – meet your business needs. As part of the Windows Server 2012 Beta launch, the following partners have created testing environments for Windows Server 2012 in the cloud . Click on the Service Provider Partner names below to explore Windows Server 2012 offerings: Applied Innovation CBeyond Hostbasket Hostway Check out these great offerings and test new functionality and features without having to purchase and manage hardware as well as quickly provision a Windows Server 2012 instance without the complexity related to setting up and configuring a test lab for beta software.
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