Windows Server 2012 Essentials Generally Available today for small businesses to purchase through volume licensing, retail and reseller channels.
Microsoft partners can now begin purchasing and implementing Windows Server 2012 Essentials for their small business clients, to help customers grow and simplify their path to the cloud with capabilities include:
- "Built-in disaster recovery. Protection from fire, theft or flood. Even if hardware should fail, Microsoft's online backup service helps keep data safe and secure in the cloud.
- Consistent productivity. Quickly connect to the computers in the network and access all files and apps from virtually any location. Save time looking for scattered files, with the powerful and centralized data storage and sharing features.
- Flexible cloud solutions. Choose the right solution for your needs, with seamless integration and centralized administration of cloud services, such as Office 365, and on-premises applications," informs Microsoft.
In other new, Microsoft's Cloud OS to expand to China.
Following the recent launch of Windows Server 2012, the Windows Azure team has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)with the municipality of Shanghai today, along with a landmark agreement to license Microsoft technologies to 21Vianet. Specifically, Windows Azure services will be offered via a 21Vianet local datacenter.
This will enable businesses in China to utilize multi-tenant public and private cloud services as part of Microsoft's Cloud OS vision.