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Windows Server 2012 Ready To Serve

For many IT pros this week's release of Windows Server 2012 is far more important than the pending release of Windows 8. Windows Server 2012 doesn't have a crazy new interface. In fact, through Server Roles, most of the time it is meant to be used with no interface at all. Instead it is a solid upgrade to an already solid server OS.

Hardware makers such as HP, IBM and Dell already have servers for sale with the new OS.

Win 2012 might not be sexy, but it will get the job done. Storage is faster with new transfer options, smaller with deduplication, you can team NICs for failover and faster throughput, and the file system has been beefed.

What is your take on Win 2012? Thoughts and expectations welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/07/2012 at 1:19 PM


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