Download System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta
Find updates to System Center 2012 for compatibility with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and other enhancements, including support for Azure VM and capabilities for Hosted Service Providers.
Free Ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012
Download the RTM edition of the free ebook from Microsoft Press - Introducing Windows Server 2012. This edition replaces the earlier preview edition, with screenshots and feature descriptions now being based on RTM instead of beta. A key feature of this book is the inclusion of sidebars written by members of the Windows Server team, Microsoft Support engineers, Microsoft Consulting Services staff, and others who work at Microsoft.
Sign Up for the HPC Pack 2012 Beta Program
The fourth major version of our HPC software line - following the Compute Cluster Pack, HPC Pack 2008, and HPC Pack 2008 R2 releases - the HPC Pack 2012 release brings a batch of new functionality and support for new software.
TechNet Radio: VMware vs. Windows Server 2012
Harold Wong and Edwin Yuen, Director of Cloud & Virtualization strategy at Microsoft, kick off their new series to discuss the latest announcements made by VMware. Tune in as they chat about vSphere 5.1's features, licensing, and pricing model and how this stacks up to Windows Server 2012.
Case Study: Migrating Legacy Applications to Windows Azure
Microsoft IT used the Windows Azure operating system to create a cloud computing-based replacement for a 10-year-old, business-critical licensing application. The new solution uses Remote Desktop Licensing Manager (RD Licensing Manager) to take advantage of the scalability and extensibility benefits of Windows Azure, and to provide increased speed, business continuity capabilities, and cost-effectiveness.
Windows ADK for Windows 8
Customize, assess, and deploy Windows 8 to new computers in your organization with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit.
Download the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool
The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter provides a Microsoft-supported, freely available, stand-alone solution for converting VMware-based virtual machines and virtual disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and virtual hard drives (VHDs) - including conversion from VMware to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012.
Deployment Considerations for Windows To Go
Because Windows To Go was designed as an enterprise solution, extra consideration was given to the deployment workflows that enterprises already have in place. Explore the boot experience, deployment methods, and tools that you can use with Windows To Go.
TechNet Radio: Deploy Windows Server 2012 with MDT 2012
John Weston and Michael Niehaus discuss the latest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and how this free tool can help enterprises deploy Windows Server 2012 as well as earlier versions of Windows Server and Windows operating systems to their environment.
The Secret to IT Career Success Revealed
He's a real-world database administrator (DBA), an author, a sought-after speaker, and was just a judge on the reality show "Be the Next Microsoft Employee." Now Buck Woody is ready to help you kick-start your IT career. Ask him how you can get certified and build a great career.
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Get Certified on Windows Server 2012 with the "Early Experts" Challenge Study Group
The new Microsoft certification exams for
MCSA on Windows Server 2012 will be released over the upcoming weeks. To help you prepare early for certification on Windows Server 2012, we're launching a new "Early Experts" peer study group that is available online for free.
Two New Windows Server 2012 Courses Now Available on MVA
Prepare for Windows Server 2012 with new technical courses from Microsoft Virtual Academy: Identity and Access, and Web and App Platform. MVA currently offers seven courses on Windows Server 2012 topics, with more coming throughout the month.
New Training Available for Windows 8
The first available instructor-led Microsoft Official Course on Windows 8, 20687A: Configuring Windows 8 is a five-day course providing hands-on experience with Windows 8, and guidance on installing, upgrading, administering, and troubleshooting. The course is intended for IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources, and also serves as preparation toward Microsoft certification exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.
Find a Windows Server 2012 IT Camp in Your Area
Microsoft IT Camps are expert-led, no cost, hands-on technical training events for 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 functionality of Windows Server 2012.