Windows Server 2012 hits RTM; launches September 4th

Regular consumers may have to wait for October 26th to get their hands on the final RTM version of Windows 8, but Windows Server users will be able to purchase the next version of Microsoft's server-based OS much earlier.

Today, Microsoft confirmed that Windows Server 2012 has also reached the RTM stage of development. Furthermore, the date for anyone to purchase the OS has been set for September 4th. Microsoft states:

On that day we will also host an online launch event where our executives, engineers, customers and partners will share more about how Windows Server 2012 can help organizations of all sizes realize the benefits of what we call the Cloud OS.  You will be able to learn more about the features and capabilities and connect with experts and peers.  You’ll also be able to collect points along the way for the chance to win some amazing prizes. You don’t want to miss it.

You can sign up to check out the online launch event on September 4th at the Windows Server web site. Microsoft has already announced the different versions of Windows Server 2012, along with their prices. It has also confirmed that it will not make a new version of its Windows Home Server product.

Source: Microsoft blog | Image via Microsoft

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Windows Server 2012

We are proud to announce that Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing. That means the final code is complete and we are delivering it to our hardware and software vendor partners this week. We will also make the software available to our volume licensing customers in the next couple of weeks.

Awww… Beaten by Apple.

On a serious note, I can't wait to see how many people and businesses adopt this. I bet they'll do like Vista and wait for Windows 9.

PyX said,
Awww… Beaten by Apple.

This is a server OS, so I'm not sure how this is relevant - I don't recall Apple releasing a new, corporate grade server OS any time recently.
PyX said,
On a serious note, I can't wait to see how many people and businesses adopt this. I bet they'll do like Vista and wait for Windows 9.

Again, server OS. More likely than not smaller businesses will get it when they buy new servers and larger ones will stick with whatever they're currently using (hopefully 2008 R2)

Douglas_C said,

Again, server OS. More likely than not smaller businesses will get it when they buy new servers and larger ones will stick with whatever they're currently using (hopefully 2008 R2)

I'm very much looking forward to Direct Access and a few other things in Server 2012. We just upgraded to 2008R2, but still only at 2003 functional level. Hoping to change that soon. Probably get up to 2008R2 on all servers, and put 2012 in the forest.

PyX said,
Awww… Beaten by Apple.

On a serious note, I can't wait to see how many people and businesses adopt this. I bet they'll do like Vista and wait for Windows 9.

Nope. with an Enterprise License Agreement here, we're moving forward with new server builds on Server 12.

This is a server os . Anybody running hyper-v will be upgrading to this because the hyper-v improvements are must haves.

This is supposed to be in response to Pyx

Has anyone read the new licensing agreement about this and even 2008 versions of server?? Its just nuts...microsoft is going to force a ton of server providers VM's etc to jack prices up big time!

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