The Microsoft Cloud OS provides enterprises with a highly elastic and scalable infrastructure with always-on, always-up services. Automated management, robust multitenant support, and self-service provisioning help enterprises transform their datacenters to support the coordination and management of pooled sets of shared resources at the datacenter level, replacing fragmented management of individual server nodes.
At the core of the Microsoft Cloud OS is Windows Server 2012. The new operating system provides a comprehensive set of capabilities across the enterprise private cloud datacenter, and public cloud datacenters.
Ready to find out more? Be sure to visit the Windows Server 2012 Launch site at http://www.windows-server-launch.com/Home. You’ll see a wide variety of information on our cloud OS from a business and technical perspective. Also see Satya Nadella's blog post on some of the key development aspects of the cloud OS. We do of course have a press release on Microsoft.com if interested.
For those of you that are TechNet or MSDN subscribers, Windows Server 2012 is now available for download. If you don’t have a subscription, no problem. Download the Windows Server 2012 Evaluation. This link is currently describing the release candidate but will be updated soon.
Microsoft.com/WindowsServer2012 is always a good starting point for overview information, the data sheet, downloads and case studies.
For those of you that are looking for technical information, be sure to go to the technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver tech center. There’s a wealth of deployment, security and management information there and you’ll see the release documentation light up through the course of the day.