Earlier this week, Microsoft set a price for Windows Server 2012 R2. Now it has a release date.
The company said in a blog post that it will make available the latest server operating system on Friday, Oct. 18 for “eligible customers.” New purchasers will be able to get Server R2 just two weeks later on Friday, Nov. 1.
Microsoft that day also plans to release not only Windows Server 2012 R2, but also Windows 8.1, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 and Microsoft Intune.
The simultaneous launches raise two important questions. One, what does this mean for Microsoft’s overall product release strategy? And two, how can the company serve up all that data without being severely bandwidth constrained? We’ll have to see about that last part in October.
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