Windows Server 2012 available for download (TechNet plus subscribers)

Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012.

Enabling the Modern Datacenter

Microsoft built Windows Server 2012 from the cloud up, applying its experience operating global datacenters that rely on hundreds of thousands of servers to deliver more than 200 cloud services. Windows Server 2012 expands the definition of a server operating system, with significant new advancements in virtualization, storage, networking and automation. Hundreds of new features can help customers achieve a transformational leap in the speed, scale and power of their datacenters and applications. In combination with Windows Azure and System Center, Windows Server 2012 empowers customers to manage and deliver applications and services across private, hosted and public clouds.

For those that are TechNet or MSDN subscribers, Windows Server 2012 is now available for download. If you don’t have a subscription you can download the Windows Server 2012 Trial Evaluation.

This Microsoft Server 2012 website is always a good starting point for overview information. Download the data sheet, downloads and case studies.

If you are looking for more technical info check out the tech center.

Windows 8 download from Technet

Late last night in the Netherlands Microsoft released the download of Windows 8 for TechNet subscribers. I’ve downloaded the versions that where available to me. Only thing I noticed is that Microsoft keeps limiting the number of keys you can request for testing.

I build and rebuild my labs on a fairly regular basis. Problem is that my labs are more then 180 days online so you get those annoying messages that your software isn’t licensed and what not more. I know Microsoft is scared of users installing these versions on regular machines for daily use but restricting it to 3 keys is just plain stupid. In the past you could request up to 14 keys per version and now your stuck with 3. Come on Microsoft, I hope you come to your senses and make more keys available to use testers and early adapters of your software for testing various software.

Now that I’m done with my complaint I’m going to check out Win 8 in combination with Citrix Receiver and other software soon. Keep an eye out for more posts to come.

Downloadable books SharePoint

Downloadable content for SharePoint Server 2010

The content in this technical library is augmented by content available for download. You can download a copy of the entire Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 TechNet library as a compiled help (.chm) file, or review the following table for a list of downloadable books, posters, and white papers.

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technet live

hi guys,

Attended yesterday the microsoft technet live event and i was impressed by the turnout and the in depth information of the sessions. I can recommend it to everybody to go next year. Really informative and good place to build new, and maintain, connections with people and businesses.

One new item was mentioned in the keynote was the public rc of sysyem center codename concero for july of this year.

Can’t wait to test that piece of software.

As always keep you posted.

Office 2010 RTM

Microsoft office 2010 is RTM. This means that the beta testing is over and Microsoft is distributing this software starting @ April 22nd of 2010 through Technet and MSDN.

Microsoft has announced that Office 2010 would be available on May 12 for professionals and for the general public in June.In addition, purchasers of Office 2007 on or after March 5 will receive a free upgrade on the product.