The days are over when a server operating system lasts four years (and more).But a new release just nine months after the old is challenging me. OK I am one of the older IT pros.
Prerelease versions can be downloaded here at Microsoft.
At the first glance not much has changed – except for the start button.As with Windows 8.1 it doesnt lead to the start menu. Sorry 😉 The only thing you get is the mordern ui.
Much new regards the cloud. Access to cloud services is easier and safer. Work Folders promise a central repository for a variety of devices to be.
What is new for the non cloud user like me?
- NIC teaming has been improved and now works at the packet level
- Message Analyzer provides a graphical interface for analysis of network traffic
- Automated tiering storage move frequently needed data independently on faster memory such as SSD
- Mobile device management with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune
- Office 365 connectivity with Windows Azure Active Directory
- Automatic activation possible (interesting with the use of Datacenter Edition)