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 premises and helps IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently.

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC):

  • Takes you beyond virtualization
  • Delivers the power of many servers with the simplicity of one
  • Opens the door to every app on any cloud
  • Enables the modern work style

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  1. you had me so excited i want Windows 8 RP not the server!!

  2. me, too; expected to see the download link for Win 8 RP

  3. By the time you post about the release preview (installing now) it will be old news, that was the original reason I let you have my e-mail in the first place. Not for your *I want things to be the way they have always been no start button disdain*, or your skepticism about it’s future because you don’t know how to look to see if you have compatible drivers in device manager, but merely for an update the moment it is available.

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