Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012

September 4, 2012

(AP)—Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday is releasing the first major update to its server operating system since 2009, a prelude to releasing Windows 8 to consumers in October.

Microsoft says 2012 adds features that make it easier to manage large clusters of servers in data centers remotely. The Redmond, Wash., company is trying to capitalize on the industry trend toward "cloud computing," where computing tasks are spread out over many servers, accessed via the Internet.

The latest major update to Windows Server was the 2009 release of the second version of Windows Server 2008.

A version of Windows Server 2012 was released last year.

Windows Server 2012 runs on standard Intel-style processors and drops support for Itanium processors, a moribund processor line made by Hewlett-Packard Co.

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defactoseven
1 / 5 (1) Sep 05, 2012
One more thing to ignore. My 9 servers do better than anything on the market. I'm tired of the hype.

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