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Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016 #10: Nano Server

This is the final post in the “Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016” series. Earlier today, Mike Neil announced the availability of Technical Preview 5 for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. This is an exciting moment, and it coincides with our final installment of the video series, “Ten reasons you’ll love Windows...

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Windows Management Framework V5 Preview

Title: Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview One goal of management is to simplify creating and operating computing environments.  In Windows Server 2012 R2 we introduced two new standards-based technologies to achieve that: Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration and Certified for Windows Network Switches.  Both of these generated a lot of excitement with our customers and...

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Hyper-V Replica Saves the Day

Today our SMB organization published a great blog entry: “With Windows Server 2012, my customers where prepared for Hurricane Sandy”. It tells the story of a partner, WorkITsafe, and their customers who had recently deployed Windows Server 2012.  When they saw Sandy coming, they enabled Hyper-V replica “just in case” and boy where glad they did.  Go...

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Windows Server 2012 Essentials reaches general availability!

Microsoft has just announced that Windows Server 2012 Essentials is generally available for purchase through volume licensing, retail and reseller channels. This is a great opportunity for Microsoft partners to deliver a solution designed to meet the needs of their small business customers by offering the following benefits: Protect and secure your business Access your...

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Windows Server 2012 Essentials released to manufacturing, available for evaluation today!

Windows Server has an awesome dynamic range.  It runs everything from the largest internet sites to the smallest businesses.  With all of the discussion about being a CloudOS, you might wonder whether this represents a change.  The answer is a definitive ‘no’.  We believe that the cloud offers dramatic advantages to everyone.  In today’s post,...

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Software Defined Networking, Enabled in Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, Virtual Machine Manager

Unlocking Network Flexibility, Efficiency, and Multi-tenancy for the Cloud When we talked with customers about their datacenters, we found that virtualization was not fully living up to its potential.  Customers readily acknowledged the benefits of machine virtualization, but they wanted even more IT agility.  In particular, customers wanted the ability to easily migrate VMs across...

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