Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2012

Improvements in storage, virtualization, and management are worth a look

Windows Server 2012, arguably the most significant server release Microsoft has ever offered, will be generally available for evaluation and purchase to customers around the world on September 4, 2012. Windows Server 2012 offers a simplified licensing model that includes all features of the OS in all editions of Server. You’ll see improved management capabilities in Server Manager and PowerShell. Storage improvements are numerous, and Hyper-V enhancements include scalability, live migration upgrades, and storage live migration capabilities. Windows IT Pro brings you ongoing coverage of Server 2012, with in-depth treatments of significant features, breaking news, and analysis. Visit our Windows Server 2012 page for the latest news and technical features.


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Top 10 Windows Server 2012 FAQs

How do I enable and view the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V metric information?

What is the difference between installing Windows Server 2012 as Server core or server with a GUI?

How many processors are supported on supported Linux virtual machines with Windows Server 2012?

Will Windows Server 2012 let you shrink and expand virtual hard disks (VHDs) while online?

What are the new Hyper-V limits with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate?

Is the Windows Server 2012 data deduplication feature also available in Windows 8 client?

I have virtual machines running on Windows Server "8" Beta and want to move to the Windows Server 2012 Rel3ease Candidate—what do I need to do?

I notice Windows Server 2012 virtual machines have a Smart Paging File Location—what is the Smart Paging File?

I have Windows Server "8" Beta volumes de-depulicated. Can I just install the Release Candidate and still access my data?

Can I copy my customized Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Server Manager configuration to other users and computers?

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