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