Windows Server 2012 New Features

Cloud computing presents many opportunities for helping you solve your organization’s fundamental business and IT challenges. Windows Server 2012 captures Microsoft experience gained from building and operating public clouds to deliver a highly dynamic and cost effective server platform for your private cloud. It offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multi-tenant aware cloud infrastructure that securely connects across premises and allows IT to respond to business needs more efficiently.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Discontinued

You read that right. As of September 1st, 2012, Microsoft will discontinue Windows Server 2008 R2, in the wake of the upcoming Windows Server 2012 release. This development comes amidst a veritable torrent of new releases from Microsoft. Other anticipated releases for 2012 include Visual Studio 2012, a cloud-based reimagining of the famed Microsoft Office…

Windows Server 2012 Release Date Announced

Microsoft, this week, announced that the Windows Server 2012 official release date will come on September 4th, 2012. The software has already begun shipping to hardware and software vendors, and now all we have left to do is wait.

Microsoft has also announced that they will be hosting an online launch event on the same day, which will feature talks with various Microsoft developers, executives and other partners. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about the multitude of enhancements and new features that Windows Server 2012 offers, as well as the opportunity to win prizes.

New Microsoft Office Preview Available

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the release of the new Microsoft Office consumer preview, which you can download at office.com/preview. Designed specifically for compatibility with the upcoming Windows 8 (set to release in October), this newest edition of the world-class Office software sports a uniquely intuitive interface which focuses on stylus, touch and mouse input.

In addition to the touch/stylus centric interface, the new Microsoft Office is -unlike its predecessors- not designed as a traditional software application, and instead has been reincarnated as a  continually updating cloud service.

Windows 8 Release Date Set For October 26th

Finally! After months of previews and sneak peeks,  Microsoft has decided to stop toying with our fragile emotions, and announce the official release date for Microsoft Windows 8. At the Microsoft annual sales meeting last week,  Steve Sinofsky proudly declared that October 26th, 2012 will be the official Windows 8 release date.

We’ve reported previously on the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and by now we all know about Windows 8 support for both ARM and x86 processors, as well as the redesigned “Metro” UI which we’ve already seen on the Windows Phone and XBOX 360. Now that a release date has been set, tech junkies the world over (ourselves included) are eager to see what the full, commercial edition of Windows 8 has to offer.

7 Great Features of Exchange Server 2010

Whether or not your business transactions happen online, you need a reliable email and communications host. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 can help you achieve better business outcomes while controlling the costs of deployment, administration and compliance. Exchange Server delivers a wide range of deployment options and advanced compliance capabilities. This article will highlight seven of the many great features of Exchange Server 2010.