Windows Server 2012 official, due this year
Microsoft at its Management Summit in Las Vegas on Tuesday introduced the latest version of its system management environment, System Center 2012. Microsoft Corporate VP Brad Anderson said the new software would let system administrators launch a private cloud infrastructure in about 30 seconds. It will offer two console views: one for the infrastructure management side, or service providers, and another for app management, or for service customers.
"Resilient File System" to replace NTFS
Microsoft has announced details surrounding its new file system, known as ReFS or Resilient File System. The Windows team has worked to build the new system "from the ground up" to improve upon the current NTFS technology, maintaining compatibility while expanding features and reducing complexity.
Windows Server 8 developer preview detailed, out
After outlining the improvements to its Windows Server 8 software at the Build conference on Wednesday, Microsoft is now offering the developer preview for download. It relies heavy on the cloud and virtualization technology and gets 300 new features. Although not as aggressive as the home version of the OS, the new platform uses a Metro-style server manager and Windows Phone-like tiles.