Announcing the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow 

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We’ve put a lot of work into Windows Server 2012, and are happy to see the positive feedback from press and those who’ve downloaded the beta. We look forward to presenting Windows Server 2012 at our June TechEd events in Orlando and Amsterdam.  In this blog, Christa Anderson, a Program Manager in our Partner and Read more


Introduction to Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control 

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We constantly strive to reduce the steps required for you to get your job done.  One of the reasons Windows Server 2012 is a such great release is that we spent so much time listening to our customers and understanding their scenarios and concerns.  When development teams start from a technology/feature mindset, it can be Read more


Improved Server Manageability through Customer Feedback: How the Customer Experience Improvement Program makes Windows Server 2012 a better product for IT Professionals 

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I once talked to a doctor who told me about a recent patient that had serious medical symptoms for over a year before visiting the doctor.  He said that if the patient had mentioned these symptoms when they first arose, the prognosis was very good but now the patient was in trouble.   That reminded me Read more

Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 

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The other day I was in a conversation where I drew the distinction between reliable and robust.  I hadn’t really thought about it precisely but when asked to articulate the distinction I said that robust was “reliable across a wide range of conditions”.  A lot of what Klaas describes in his blog about RDS reminds Read more


Building Cloud Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 

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Operating Systems are platforms delivering experiences, features, and APIs that developers can build upon. Today, many developers take already shipping versions of Windows and deliver cloud computing solutions. Windows Server 2012 is a cloud-optimized OS, which means that developers can deliver much better cloud computing solutions with much less effort. System Center 2012 already delivers Read more


SMB 2.2 is now SMB 3.0 

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We are at an exciting stage of the release.  Beta has been out for some time now and we’ve gotten lots of great feedback.  As we progress towards releasing the next version of Windows, many of the details are getting decided and communicated.  This has been a big week for naming.  On Monday, Brandon LeBlanc Read more