Windows Server 2012 final release timing

Windows Server 2012 final release timing

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Today Microsoft is kicking off an exciting week at our Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.  Windows Server 2012 will be a focus of attention at the event, of course, and it is nearing final release.  In fact, at the conference we are announcing that Windows Server 2012 will be released to manufacturing in the first week of August.  The code will be complete and we will begin delivering it to our hardware partners.  Then, the product will be generally available to customers worldwide through multiple channels in September. 

You, our customers and partners, have downloaded pre-release versions of Windows Server 2012 more than 500,000 times - more than any other server from Microsoft before.  We can’t wait to get the final version out the door to you!

At WPC Microsoft also announced release timing for Windows 8.  See the Windows blog for more information.


--Cheers! Jeffrey

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  • General Availability seems to be on October based on Is there any change for GA for Windows Server 2012 ?

  • Congratulations, Jeffrey!  Can't wait to upgrade.

  • Wow effect -)

  • can't wait to see!!! the new windows 2012 server hyper-v functionality.

  • Thanks good information for prospect. :)

  • I am waiting to install it soon. Good luck for his launching !

  • Great guys I can't wait to get it


  • From Beta to Release in quite short time. Hope Server 2012 will bring WOW to business.

  • Aweosme! time to play and get high on Cloud!

  • @NMT. Windows Server and Windows 8 will both RTM in the first week of August.  Windows Server will be generally available in Sept.  Windows 8 will be generally available in October. The products are developed together, but OEM hardware integration and delivery is different across client and server.

  • Seems to be a little rushed in respect of the dates given, I am sure MS have allot of confidence in the product, hope it works out

  • Will they release an early copy at a reduced price like they did Win7?

  • I'm really looking forward for that!

  • Seems odd TFS 2012 is out but not the server to put it on. :'(