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Windows Server 2012 Datacentre, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Foundation and Windows Server 2012 Standard are now available from Microsoft OEM distributors. Now is the time to differentiate yourself from the competition by helping solve your customers’ fundamental business and IT challenges.

Learn about new product features and start to use new materials that can help you market and sell the right Microsoft server solution to your small- and midsize-business customers.

Editions overview

Microsoft has streamlined and simplified the Windows Server 2012 product editions, making it easier for your customers to choose the right edition for their needs:

  • Windows Server 2012 Datacentre for highly virtualised private cloud environments.
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard for non-virtualised or lightly virtualised environments.
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials for small business with up to 25 users running on servers with up to two processors.
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation for small businesses with up to 15 users running on single-processor servers (available only through direct OEM partners and Reseller Option Kits).

How to get ready

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