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Howdy! Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. I’m proud to announce that Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing. That means the final code is complete and we are delivering it to our hardware and software vendor partners this week. We will also make the software available to our volume licensing customers in the next couple of weeks.
Get out your calendars and free up some time on September 4. That’s when Windows Server 2012 will be generally available for evaluation and purchase by all customers around the world. On that day we will also host an online launch event where our executives, engineers, customers and partners will share more about how Windows Server 2012 can help organizations of all sizes realize the benefits of what we call the Cloud OS. You will be able to learn more about the features and capabilities and connect with experts and peers. You’ll also be able to collect points along the way for the chance to win some amazing prizes. You don’t want to miss it. Visit this site to save the date for the launch event.
On behalf of the Windows Server engineering team, I can tell you it has been a thrill and honor for us to deliver this product. Most importantly, we thank the many thousands of you who have provided your input and guidance throughout the process of designing and building it. So far the hands-on feedback on the product from you, industry analysts and press has been phenomenally positive. I attribute that to the fact that, from the outset, we committed ourselves to building Windows Server 2012 around the needs and goals of our customers and partners. It feels great to ship software that so squarely addresses customer objectives, both in the here and now and in the future. Cheers!
Still waiting for a response to others' question: When will Windows Server 2012 be available to MSDN subscribers?
@David. I believe it is happening very soon. I am not certain on the exact dates, but it should be very soon.
How is W8 and VS 2012 released to MSDN but Server 2012 is not? When will Windows Server 2012 be available to MSDN subscribers
Cant install TFS 2012 RTM without Windows Server 2012 RTM - Please can we get Windows Server 2012 onto MSDN :-)
Ya, me too. I am continually checking the subscriber downloads page. VS2012 & Win8 are there, but Server 2012 is still in RC form.
"no pressure, no pressure"! :-)
I've heard that Server 2012 would be on MSDN yesterday - must be a wrong information.
Someone got an exactly date for the release on MSDN?
Good idea! but when will it be available to tehnicians?
So In 18 months Windows Server 2008 R2 will reach its End-Of-Sales right? I'm just trying to figure out my deployment timeline with our development and QA teams.
The whole team is waiting Windows Server 2012 on MSDN, can you confirm the date? urgent!!!
Does anyone ever answer the questions on this post? When will WS2012 be available on MSDN?
Sorry for the delay on getting this response up. I wanted to make sure I had the correct answer on when the bits will be available. I know everyone is very interested in downloading and getting access to the bits. We have already seen a huge amount of downloads of the evaluation bits. HUGE.
I know some of you probably will not like my answer... All evaluation bits will be publicly available September 4th, 2012.
Now, I am putting on my armor. Please be gentle.
Senior Community Lead - Windows Server
Please confirm that Sept. 4th is the date where you will make Windows Server 2012 RTM available to MSDN subscribers. I am NOT talking about evaluation bits, but the actual RTM bits.
@Thomas. Yes, the full RTM version of Windows Server 2012 (Not Eval) will be available on September 4th, 2012. Please let us know if this is causing major heartburn for any of you. We are listening.
Forgot to mention that it will be available to both MSDN and TechNet Subscribers.
This is a rather unique situation- all of the desktop bits get released, but we won't have any server bits to test them with until the 4th of Sept? Can't simulate or test anything for production upgrade without having the servers and domain controllers these workstations will be talking to, are we supposed to use RC/Beta server bits to test RTM workstations now?