Windows 8.1 RT Preview Available

You can now download and install the Windows 8.1 RT Preview on your Microsoft Surface device. The download is 2.19 GB. Screenshot below:

Windows 8.1 RT Preview

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Download – Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

Update: 2013-06-25

Public (non-TechNet/MSDN subscribers) links for the preview versions are now live for everyone. Here are the public download links:

This just in; the following betas are available for download for subscribers of TechNet and MSDN: http://www.ittsystems.com/best-free-tftp-servers-windows/

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Beta (3938 MB)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Beta (3736 MB)
  • Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Beta (1769 MB)

Here are the file sizes and SHA1 values.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Preview:

TechNet download of Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Beta

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview:

MSDN download of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Beta

Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Preview:

MSDN download of Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Beta

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Download – Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Hyper-V

Just announced at TechEd 2013 North America the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Hyper-V is finally out of beta and available for download!

Cisco logoTitle: Nexus 1000v Switch 1.5.1 release for HyperV platform
Publisher: Cisco
Release date: 06/03/2013
Version: 5.2(1)SM1(5.1)
File size: 177.93 MB
Price: FREE
File name: n1000vh-dk9.5.2.1.SM1.5.1.zip
Download URL: Click here to download

Note: This download is intended for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, not 2008 or 2008 R2 Hyper-V hosts.

GETTING UP TO SPEED
If you haven’t heard of the Cisco Nexus 1000V before, this is a virtual switch that is inside the Hyper-V host itself, not in Cisco physical hardware.

Cisco Nexus 1000V for Hyper-V

This page has a good overview:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns517/ns224/ns955/ns963/solution_overview_c22-687087.html

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