Friday, June 7, 2013

New features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Microsoft announced new features and improvements to Windows Server 2012 at TechEd  Conference in New Orleans.
Server & Tools Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson said they plan to release public preview version around the time of the Build 2013 conference, which is at the end of June 2013.
The final versions of Windows Server 2012 R2 will be available by the end of 2013.
Among the new features of Windows Server 2012 are:
  • Generation 2 virtual machines
  • Full Remote Desktop support
  • Live VM export
  • Extended Hyper-V Replica capabilities
  • Online VHDX resize
  • Storage improvements
  • Windows Azure IaaS compatibility
  • USB pass-through support
  • Linux Guest OS enhancements

New and enhanced features allow you to take advantage of even better performance and more efficient capacity utilization in your datacenter, helping you increase the agility of your business. Windows Server 2012 R2 offers a proven, enterprise-class virtualization and cloud platform that can scale to continuously run your largest workloads while enabling robust recovery options to protect against service outages.

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