Windows Server 2012: The New Era of IT
Windows Server 2012 is the software that brings to life the recent innovations in cloud computing, memory, storage, devices and data, while improving management and efficiency.
The new Cloud OS is here, delivering the platform for the new era of IT.
Join in the Launch Fun
Windows Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event
Learn, connect and have some fun during our online launch event. See the keynotes and find customer experiences and direct engagement with engineering and program managers.
The Cloud OS Signature Event Series will give you the opportunity to engage with the Redmond product team experts and check out all the exciting products we’re launching, including Windows Server 2012. Register for an event in a city near you.
Microsoft IT Camps are expert led, no cost, hands-on technical training events for IT professionals, from IT professionals centered on the issues and workloads you’re tackling in your environment today. At the Windows Server 2012 IT Camp, gain deep technical insight into the new features and functionalities of Windows Server 2012.
Try it Out
Windows Server 2012 offers businesses and service providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud-optimized infrastructure, helping organizations connect securely across premises and IT Professionals respond to business needs faster and more efficiently. Download now and receive resources from the experts.
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 is now available for download with detailed and actionable recommendations, indicating the machines that meet Windows Server 2012 system requirements and which may require hardware updates. A comprehensive inventory of servers, operating systems, workloads, devices, and server roles is included to help in planning efforts.
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1 is now available and expands your deployment capabilities with support for the latest software releases, including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Community Technology Preview.
This page contains links to information and tools that help guide you through the process of migrating roles and features to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive.
Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers new Windows Server 2012 courses covering topics such as virtualization, server management and automation, networking, storage and more. Check back regularly as new modules like identity and access, web and application platform management, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) are added.
Two New Windows Server 2012 Courses
Whether you are new to certification, already certified, or experienced in Windows Server 2008, we have the instructor-led training you need on Windows Server 2012. Introducing the first two Microsoft Official Courses (MOC) for Windows Server 2012.
In this episode, J. Seymour, Jim Clark and Chris Avis discuss the new certification exams that are available for Windows Server 2012. Tune in to learn what each exam covers as well as how the server infrastructure and private cloud exams differ and how each can help advance your IT skills.
Related Technet Features
The Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate milestone marks the feature-complete stage, and the new features are plentiful in this new cloud-optimized platform.
System Center 2012 is now available as the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.