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 – SBS 2011 Bits

Windows logoAt long last, you can finally get your grubby little mitts on all of the SBS 2011 download bits. (Hey, I made a rhyme!)

The whole gang is available now online:

  • SBS 2011 Standard (SBS v7)
  • SBS 2011 Essentials (Aurora)
  • Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail)

And you can get them from several places:

SBS 2011 ESSENTIALS – TRIAL VERSION

Title: Windows Small Business Server SBS 2011 Essentials Trial Version
EN-US_SBS_ESS_EVAL_InstallDVD.iso (3.98 GB)
URL: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/gg604826.aspx

Note: To download the SBS 2011 Essentials trial, you must sign in with a Windows Live ID and answer a few questions (language, business address, phone, contact preferences). Also, the downloader is Java-based, so you’ll need Java installed on the machine initiating the download.

SBS 2011 STANDARD – TRIAL VERSION

Title: Windows Small Business Server SBS 2011 Standard Version
EN-US_SBS_STD_InstallDVD.iso (6.35 GB)
URL: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/gg492833.aspx

To download the SBS 2011 Standard trial, it’s the same info requirements and Java deal as Essentials above.

TechNet SBS 2011 Essentials / Standard Download

TechNet download for SBS 2011 Essentials and Standard

MSDN SBS 2011 Essentials / Standard Download

MSDN download for SBS 2011 Essentials and Standard

The MSDN download isn’t showing up just yet, but it should be online by the time you read this.

TechNet / MSDN Windows Home Server 2011

WHS 2011 is available on TechNet and MSDN

Unfortunately, no ETA on the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) copies of SBS 2011 Standard or Essentials yet.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • 1.4 GHz x64 processor or 1.3 GHz dual-core processor
  • Up to 2 sockets (SBS 2011 Essentials) or 4 sockets (SBS 2011 Standard)
  • RAM: 2GB min / 4 GB rec / 32 GB max (SBS 2011 Essentials)
    RAM: 8GB min / 10 GB rec / 32 GB max (SBS 2011 Standard)
  • 160 GB min disk space (SBS 2011 Essentials)
    120 GB min disk space (SBS 2011 Standard)
  • 10/100 Network Interface Card
  • Source: http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/system-requirements.aspx
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Microsoft is Coming to Louisville 11/18/2010

Matt Hester - MicrosoftMicrosoft TechNet Event
Primary Target Audience: IT Generalist / Implementer / Manager
Start: Thu 11/18/2010 8:30 AM Eastern
End: Thu 11/18/2010 12:30 PM Eastern

Presenter: Matt Hester (Microsoft TechNet)
Venue: Kentucky Intl. Convention Center
Address: 2210 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Registration: Free

Agenda:
Session 1 – Can We Bust This Myth? "It’s impossible to upgrade a Windows XP computer to Windows 7"
Session 2 – Free Quick and Dirty Deployment Tools
Session 3 – Automate your Windows 7 deployment using the MDT 2010

Registration URL: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032461965&Culture=en-US

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Whitepaper – VHD Getting Started Guide

Picture of a giant hard driveWhitepaper Title: VHD Getting Started Guide
File name: VHD Getting Started Guide.docx
Data Published: May 27, 2010
Language: English
File size: 1.13 MB
Pages: 82
Download URL: Click here

Description:
This guide provides an introduction to virtual hard disks (VHDs) in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It includes an overview of technologies that you use to configure VHDs, as well as procedures to help guide you through deploying VHDs.

Contents:

  • Virtual Hard Disks in Windows Server 2008 R2 & Windows 7
  • What’s New in Virtual Hard Disks
  • Getting Started with Virtual Hard Disks
  • Introduction to Virtual Hard Disks
  • How to Perform Common Tasks
  • Appendix: Tools, Scripts and APIs
  • FAQ: Virtual Hard Disks in Windows 7
  • Power Management for Network Devices in Windows 7
  • What’s New in Power Management for Network Devices

Source: Keith Combs’ Blog

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Microsoft is Coming to Louisville 12/02/2009

  • Microsoft TechNet logo Microsoft TechNet Event
    Primary Target Audience: Microsoft Partners
    Start: Wed 12/2/2009 8:30 Eastern
    End: Wed 12/2/2009 12:00 PM Eastern

    Venue: Kentucky Intl. Convention Center
    Address: 2210 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Registration: Free

    Agenda:
    Session 1: Introducing Windows 7
    Session 2: Introduction to Windows Server 2008 R2
    Session 3: Introducing Exchange Server 2010

    Registration URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032429190&Culture=en-US

    Door prizes: 
    Register and attend for your chance to WIN*!
    – Netbook!  Dell Mini 10 – US $329.00 (ARV) Approximate Retail Value
    – Zune!  Zune HD 32gb – US $289.00 (ARV)
    – Games!  "Halo 3 ODST" for Xbox 360 – US $59.99 (ARV)
    – Books!  Windows 7 Inside Out – US $49.99 (ARV)
     
     

  • Microsoft MSDN logo Microsoft MSDN Event
    Primary Target Audience: Microsoft Developers
    Start: Wed 12/2/2009 1:00 PM Eastern
    End: Wed 12/2/2009 4:30 PM Eastern

    Venue: Kentucky Intl. Convention Center
    Address: 2210 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Registration: Free

    Agenda:
    Session 1: Taking Your Application to the Next Level with Windows 7
    Session 2: Light up Your Application with Graphics, Multi-touch and Ribbon on Windows 7
    Session 3: What’s New and Changed in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Registration URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032429198&Culture=en-US

    Door Prizes:
    Register and attend for your chance to WIN*!
    – Netbook!  Dell Mini 10 – US $329.00 (ARV) Approximate Retail Value
    – Zune!  Zune HD 32gb – US $289.00 (ARV)
    – Games!  "Halo 3 ODST" for Xbox 360 – US $59.99 (ARV)
    – Books!  Introducing Windows for Developers – US $39.99 (ARV)

*No Purchase Necessary. Open only to registered event attendees. Game ends day of event. Must be present to win. For full Official Rules, see event registration desk.

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