Windows Server 2012

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Windows Server 2012 hits General Availability! – Download Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 hit General Availability today. The cloud, as one might expect, is a huge part of it. In fact, Microsoft is calling Windows Server…

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Leaked images of Windows Server 2012 hit the web

(Allegedly) Russian leaker WZOR has posted images of Windows Server 2012 onto the web. As we said, this is the leaker who released the Server Operating…

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Windows Server 2012 RTM Leaked to the web

(Allegedly) Russian leaker WZOR has struck again. Windows Server 2012 RTM has leaked online and is on the more popular torrent sites. The build weighs in at…

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Windows Server 2012 editions outlined

Microsoft have outlined the new versions of Windows Server 2012. There will be 4: The four SKUs are Foundation (available to OEMs only) Essentials Standard Datacenter Microsoft have an  SKU/licensing chart for…

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Microsoft – No more Windows Home Server

After quite a healthy run, Microsoft is putting Windows Home Server to rest. They are moving the features from the popular Operating System into Windows Server…

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Download the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate now – it’s available

Microsoft just released the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate – Not Release Preview – hmm… The text reads: The next release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012,…

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Windows Server 8 will be called Windows Server 2012

Today at the Microsoft Management Summit, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson announced that Windows Serve r 8 will be renamed “Windows Server 2012”. The new Server…

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Blacknight hosting company is offering Windows Server 8 Test Drives

Irish registrar and hosting company Blacknight are offering developers an opportunity to access a custom build of Microsoft’s upcoming server release – Windows Server “8”. Blacknight,…

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Download the Windows Server 8 Beta

What is Windows Server 8 – chopped liver? The Windows 8 Server side has gotten no love so far but never fear, that’s available for download…

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Microsoft release Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft have also released the Remote Server Administration Tools for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview enables…

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New – Claim Based Access control in Windows 8

A very cool new business feature of Windows 8 that has me curious. It’s called Claim Based Access Control in Windows 8. Claim-based access control With Windows Server…

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Yup, it’s going to be called Windows Server 8

Hat tip to Rafael Rivera who noticed that Microsoft have started to produce documentation on MSDN that refers to the new version of…

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Microsoft release the Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements for Client and Server Systems

Microsoft have just released the Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements for Client and Server Systems. The device begins with: Certified Devices in Systems A Windows Certified System is composed…

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Windows Server 8 – Microsoft introduce a new file system ReFS – Resilient File System

Microsoft have updated their Windows 8 Development blog. This time, they have announced an update to their file systems for Windows Server 8. It’s called ReFS, (which stands…

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Windows Server 8 has hit build 8180

Windows Server 8 has hit build 8180. It seems to have a beta build date of January 9 as indicated by the full build string: 8180.0.WINMAIN.120109-1245_X64FRE_SERVER. The…

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Impressive – Office 365 is compliant with both EU and U.S. Standards for Data Protection and Security

Microsoft release a press release today talking about their significant security achievements with Office 365. It reads as follows: REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 14, 2011 — Microsoft…

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Windows Video – Building social games for Windows 8 with Windows Azure

Another video from Microsoft. Building a great social gaming experience for your users can be a challenging task. Your game has to be well designed, have…

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Windows Video – Building scalable web applications with Windows Azure

Another Windows Azure video. Learn how to harness the power of both the modern browser and the cloud to build a lightning fast Web app. Microsoft go…

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Windows Video – deep dive into Windows Azure Storage

A new video from Microsoft. This time, they discuss Windows Azure. Windows Azure Storage provides a scalable and reliable storage service for accessing Blobs, Tables, and…

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Windows Video – Hyper-V and continuously available systems

Another video from the Microsoft library. This time it’s related to Windows Server and deals with high availability systems. Customers demand continuous availability from their Hyper-V deployments. In Windows…