The Windows “8” client wasn’t the only piece of excitement in the Windows 8 world this week!

The official Windows Server “8” beta release also landed this week and there is so much cool stuff to learn about and share from storage management enhancements to web server improvements to a version of Hyper-V that’s going to blow your mind in what it can do.  Here’s all the info you need to be in the know:

Window Server “8” Beta
We are very excited for the Windows Server “8” beta release this week and the wave of customer, partner, and IT Pro engagement that is kicking off as a result! Windows Server “8” is quite possibly the most significant release of Windows Server ever. See what’s GREAT about “8” for yourself.  View the video today to see for yourself.

Windows Server “8” delivers hundreds of new features and enhancements for transforming virtualization and cloud computing:

  • Beyond Virtualization: Offers a dynamic, multitenant infrastructure to help you scale and secure workloads to build a private cloud.
  • Power of Many Servers, Simplicity of One: Delivers a highly available and easy-to-manage multi-server platform.
  • Every App, Any Cloud: Offers a broad, scalable, and elastic server platform that gives you the flexibility to build and deploy applications and websites on-premises, in the cloud, or across both.
  • Modern Workstyle Enabled: Provides users with flexible access to data and applications while simplifying management and maintaining security, control, and compliance.

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Where to Get It
The beta is available from a variety of different places so I’ll list a few here if you or your customers are interested in taking it for a spin: