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 2012 “the cornerstone of the Cloud OS.” “Microsoft built Windows Server 2012 from the cloud up, applying its experience operating global datacenters that rely on hundreds...

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 2012 Essentials. The statement from Microsoft: Windows Home Server has seen its greatest success in small office/home office (SOHO) environments and among the...

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, will offer businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across...

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 OS is due out this year. Windows Server 2012 is currently available as a beta product. So far we don’t have an exact date for the RTM. This...

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, have made it possible to use the Windows Server “8” Beta on their cloud hosting system. They will be offering a limited number of...

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 as well. To download the Windows Server 8 Beta, you have to go to the Microsoft Windows Server Home Page. In the highlights section, you have the option to Download Windows Server 8...

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 IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server “8” Beta from a remote computer...

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 8, businesses can maintain dynamic, organization-based application policies for files, folders, and shared resources. Claim-based access control enables...

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 of Windows certified components. These internal devices are certified before system integration, leaving the focus...

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 for Resilient File System). The post was authored by Surendra Verma, a development manager on their Storage and File System team. The key goals of...