Today, Redmond-based software giant Microsoft is set to make the Windows Server 2012 platform available for purchase and download.
The company announced plans to make the move in early August, when it also announced that the OS was released to manufacturing, and has reportedly confirmed it yesterday at Tech Ed in New Zealand.
To celebrate the event
, Microsoft plans on holding a launch party. Those interested in learning more on the availability of Windows Server 2012 are invited to tune in starting with 8:00 am US Pacific Time (11 am ET).
Microsoft’s hardware and software partners have already had access to the RTM flavor of the platform since early August. Volume licensing customers also received access to the bits last month.
Starting today, however, the operating system will become available for all of the company’s customers around the world.
At the event set to be hold today, the software giant will provide executives, engineers, customers, and partners with the possibility to offer some more info on what the new OS is all about.
Moreover, it plans on offering insight on how companies will be able to take advantage of Cloud OS
, as announced last month.
According to Microsoft, Windows Server 2012 has been tailored to meet the needs of modern datacenters, enabling companies to get the most out of both private and hybrid cloud computing.
“You will be able to learn more about the features and capabilities and connect with experts and peers. You’ll also be able to collect points along the way for the chance to win some amazing prizes. You don’t want to miss it,” Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft Windows Server, noted last month about today’s event.
All those interested in attending the Windows Server 2012 online launch event should head over to this page
on Microsoft’s website. They will be able to learn, connect and have some fun during the event, Microsoft says.