Windows Server 2012

Free eBooks from Microsoft Press on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

December 1, 2012 .NET, All, CodeSnippets, Community, DevLabs, Help Links, Microsoft, Microsoft Press, MSDN, Must-Have, Recommends, VisualStudio, VS2012, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Store No comments

Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Final Edition)

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You can download the eBook in:
Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals – PDF ebook

Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format for Kindle
Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – ePub format

If you prefer a hard copy of the final book, you can order it here for $14.99 from official distributor, O’Reilly Media.

Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition)

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PDF – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebook

EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format

MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – MOBI format (for Kindle)

If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here for $14.99 from official distributor, O’Reilly Media.

 

 

Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Final Edition)

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You can download the eBook in:

PDF – http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=270056 (17.9 MB)

EPUB – http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=272592 (37.3 MB)

MOBIhttp://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=272591 (69.5 MB)

 

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Updates Released for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012–before general availability – KB2756872

October 13, 2012 All, HotFixes, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Updates, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Store Development No comments

Before the general release of Windows 8 – Microsoft has released a few important updates for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 RTM. Remember if you have running RTM version of Windows 8/2012 your system will be eligible to receive this update.

These updates (*.msu) provide a collection of performance and reliability improvements that are designed to improve the Windows 8 experience. Also you can see some of the built-in applications have received updates. 

As per the Hotfix Knowledge base for this update over here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756872 

This cumulative update includes the following performance and reliability improvements:

  • Increased power efficiency to extend battery life
  • Performance improvements in Windows 8 applications and Start screen
  • Improved audio and video playback in many scenarios
  • Improved application and driver compatibility with Windows 8

This update applies to

Windows 8

  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard

How to install

You can install this update either using Windows Update in your Windows 8/Server 2012 system.

OR

You can manually download the updates from Microsoft Download Center

Other Updates

Additional articles for reference :

KB – Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012 General Availability Cumulative Update

ZDNET – Microsoft delivers Windows 8 updates ahead of Service Pack 1

Announced: Windows Server 8 is now Windows Server 2012

April 19, 2012 .NET, All, Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server "8", Windows Server 2012 No comments

Microsoft has announced the name for upcoming Windows Server 8(which is BETA now, and you can download it through MSDN Subscriptions) and it will be called as “Windows Server 2012” .

Windows Server 2012 includes a number of new features or feature changes. It would be purely a Server for Cloud and User interface similar to the METRO interface Windows 8 have.

Windows Server 2012, offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across premises and allows IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently.

Microsoft has indicated that Windows Server 2012 will not support 32-bit (IA-32) or Itanium (IA-64) processors,  the following system requirements are for the beta, and are subject to change in the final release.

Minimum system requirements for Windows Server 8 Beta
Architecture x86-64 (64-bit)
Processor 1.4 GHz
Memory (RAM) 512 MB
HDD free space 32 GB (more if there is more than 16 GB of RAM)

Microsoft Windows Server “8” Beta system requirements

Visit Windows Server 2012 site more details

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/v8-default.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/server-cloud/readynow/

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh708764