Plan your Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 End of Support 

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Customers trust Windows Server to run their business-critical and mission-critical workloads. With feedback from customers, we are continuing to introduce new innovations for Windows Server workloads on Azure, on-premises, and at the edge. Recently, we announced Windows Server 2022 preview, which introduces advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities, and enhancements to modernize applications with containers. Likewise,…Read more

Manage your Windows Server from anywhere 

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We are pleased to announce the public preview of Server Management tools, a set of web-based remote GUI tools that can be used to manage installations of Windows Server 2016 (now in technical preview). This is a free set of tools that allows you to manage the Windows servers in your datacenter or running in…Read more


What makes Nano Server so great? 

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Windows Server is going through an important transformation that’s been 10 years in the making. Nano Server is a deep rethink of the server architecture. The result is a new, lean cloud fabric host and application development platform that’s a mere 5% of the size of Server Core. Its small size reduces security attack risks….Read more

UPDATED: How to Continue Using Windows Server Technical Preview 

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UPDATE: If you would like to continue using the current Technical Preview of the next version of Windows Server released in October 2014, please visit the Microsoft Download Center and follow the download instructions. This solution will allow you to continue using the preview without interruption until the next preview is available in May.  Thank…Read more


Updated Volume License Media Available Today for Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 

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Following our announcement from last week, we’ve now released the media for Windows Server 2012 R2 Update on the Volume License Service Center (VLSC) today. Additionally, we wanted to create awareness of an issue with the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update VSLC/MSDN media that manifests under very specific configuration settings.  Most of you should see no impact whatsoever.  For the…Read more


Can Datacenter Networking Get More Complicated? 

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Sure. You bet it can. It seems like there are infinite possibilities for networking difficulties and complications. That’s why so many organizations are afraid of it. But there’s a popular solution to datacenter networking that’s actually simplifying the process in organizations around the world! Find out all the details in a new MVA training course…Read more

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Download Windows Server 2012 R2 and Get Free Training on the New Capabilities from MVA 

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As announced on the Windows Server blog last month, the team has released Windows Server 2012 R2 for General Availability. Download the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation or use our free Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Labs to test the product online without installation.   Then, learn directly from Microsoft’s product experts with a series…Read more


Get the “Scoop” on Hyper-V during VMworld 

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VMworld kicks off this week in San Francisco. I happen to know a few loyal VMware IT professionals, and the event is clearly a very exciting time of the year for them – an opportunity to meet other fellow enthusiasts, as well as to learn more about new releases from VMware. But I wonder if…Read more