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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is now live and in the wild! You can download a trial here. If you're interested in my first impressions—and in a few reasons why you might consider an upgrade, take a look at last week's Does a Windows Server 2012 Upgrade Make Sense? An in Depth Look. But in case you don't have the time, here's a quick recap of the Server 2012 highlights:
New and Upgraded Features
Microsoft is billing Server 2012 as the "Microsoft Cloud OS" in its most recent marketing literature. That's catchier than the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud and Virtualization OS—though slightly less accurate. Call it by whatever name you want, but Server 2012 is definitely worth taking a look at if you're hoping (or having) to migrate clients to a virtualized and/or cloud environment.