Windows Server 8 gets official title of Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has now announced the official product name for the next version of its Windows Server software series. In a press release, the company said the product, which has been previously referred to by its code name Windows Server 8, will now be titled Windows Server 2012. It's expected to be officially released sometime later this year, most likely in the same time frame as the release of Windows 8.

Microsoft released a beta of Windows Server 2012, under the Windows Server 8 name, in late February. The company has already said that Windows Server 2012 will offer "businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure that securely connects across premises and allows IT to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently."

The company also recently announced that Windows Server 2012 would have an all new online backup service for its users. It will use the already established Windows Azure cloud-based platform as its basis along with the downloadable Microsoft Online Backup Agent in order for server administrators to transfer files to the backup service. Beta users can try out the backup service, with 10 GB of free storage, when they download and install the current beta version.

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Hmm, the time this comes out it'll be near 2013 correct?

Glad they kept the server as a year like it has done for the previous years

logical numbers are so last year, should have just called it the new windows server >.>

Sorry that was lame, you we're right not to laugh at that.

Osiris said,
logical numbers are so last year, should have just called it the new windows server >.>

Sorry that was lame, you we're right not to laugh at that.


OK, Windows Server MMXII, how's that?

I got quite a bit of time to play with Server 8 Beta and i thought it was very well done and easy to use. I'm looking forward to making all of my servers core servers and manage them from one wimpy GUI enabled server.

deadonthefloor said,
Yay!

I can't wait for Windows Server 2012 R2!

Give me some ReFS boot disks already!

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter R2 Service pack 2

ShareShiz said,

2012

Or call it 2K12 ? either way it wont matter unless they give it a generic name....
"New Windows Server" work ok?