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Windows Server 2012: Dull and Great

Redmond columnist Don Jones is a big fan of Windows Server 2012. The only problem (and it's a problem for Microsoft, not Don) is that the OS is not terribly exciting.  And it's not terribly new or flashy. It doesn't have a fundamentally new user interface that looked like an over-inflated smartphone.

Server 2012 is boring because what it does it kind of boring. And it just works, just like its predecessor, Jones argues. Not exactly marketing gold.

But there's a lot to the new server OS.

The thing it seems Jones loves best about Server 2012 is you can manage it almost entirely from PowerShell. And for a PowerShell fan/guru like Don, that is indeed great news.

Another cool thing? It's easier to manage servers remotely, he argues. And in these days where workers could be anywhere, that's a pretty big deal.

Find out what else Don is hopped up about here.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/26/2012 at 1:19 PM


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