IT pros reveal Windows Server 2012 R2 plans for 2014

TechTarget's annual Windows purchasing intention survey of more than 700 IT professionals reveals a number of key data points for the 2014.

Results from TechTarget's annual Windows Server Purchasing Intentions 2013 survey are in. More than 700 IT professionals offered valuable opinions on their plans for Windows Server 2012 R2 and other technologies for 2014.

The data shows Windows Server 2012 R2 is off to a good start, and competition in the server virtualization market will heat up as IT professionals look to adopt Microsoft's Hyper-V 3.0 next year. In addition, IT professionals revealed more interest in adopting Office 365 as well as intentions to upgrade Exchange Server within the next twelve months.

2013 purchasing intentions survey for Windows Server

This was last published in December 2013

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Windows Server 2012 (and R2) is not 'off to a good start'. While the basic server functionality is stable, two things are glaring; first is the use of the awful Metro interface on Server 2012 (whoever agreed this should be shot), and second is MS pushing it as a 'Cloud OS'. 99.99% of installations will be in a standard datacenter as natural upgrades/replacements to 2008R2, that's all. They will be mostly doing the same jobs they've always done; F&P, SQL and other local applications. I certainly wouldn't put a Windows server internet facing. We use Linux for those jobs.
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