With the release of Windows 8 Release Preview comes a host of other releases which do not get a lot of coverage like Windows 8. Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate has also been released to the public and is available for download.
Earlier we had given download links for Windows Server 8 beta which officially became Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012 will come with the much anticipated Resilient File System (ReFS) which will support even larger volumes of hard drive storage with great efficiency.
Some of the great features of Windows Server 2012 include the following:
- Offers a dynamic, multitenant infrastructure to help you scale and secure workloads to build a private cloud
- Delivers a highly available and easy-to-manage multiserver platform
- 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
- Provides users with flexible access to data and applications while simplifying management and maintaining security, control, and compliance
You can read more about the features and capabilities of Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft.
In order to download Windows Server 2012, you will need to sign-in with your Windows Live account for evaluation purposes. After logging in, you will be asked to download an ActiveX plugin which will act as a download manager for downloading Windows Server 2012 ISO image or VHD image.
Update: Windows Server 2012 final has been released and is available for download. Please download Windows Server 2012 final instead of Release Candidate.