At Microsoft Management Summit 2012, which took place in Las Vegas on April 17, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson announced that the latest iteration of their server operating system – previously dubbed Windows Server 8 – will officially be called Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012 is in the beta testing stage right now and is expected to reach customers this calendar year.
Microsoft is hard at work on Windows Server 2012, which is being developed concurrently with Windows 8, the next-generation Windows OS for consumer PCs. Both operating systems are expected to launch at the same time. And while Microsoft has not laid out a specific timeframe for the launch, most anticipate it to happen in October of 2012, mimicking the release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, both of which went on sale in October 2009, in time for the holiday sales season.
So what are the highlights of the upcoming Windows Server 2012? Well, first of all, it is being called a “cloud-optimized OS,” and is expected to come with features such as new storage pooling, enhanced capabilities of the Hyper-V virtual machine hypervisor and advanced network virtualization capabilities. This means the new Windows Server OS will be an ideal platform for cloud hosting. Other features included in Windows Server 2012 are a new multi-server management scheme, a Resilient File System, or ReFS, which will grant more power to manage large amounts of data, and a new emphasis on PowerShell.
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