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Windows Server 2012 R2 is the most modern and enhanced Windows Server version yet. The Windows Server 2012 R2 product editions remain streamlined and simple, making it easier for your customers to choose the right edition for their needs:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter – for a highly virtualized environment that requires high availability features, including clustering
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard – for a non-virtualized or lightly virtualized environment looking for high availability features, including clustering
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials – for small businesses with up to 25 users, especially those businesses looking to deploy their first server
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation – for small businesses with up to 15 users (only available through direct OEM partners)
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Learn about Windows Server 2012 R2

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Download and preview Windows Server 2012 R2 Download the evaluation preview and learn how Windows Server 2012 R2 provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities including server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, and virtual desktop infrastructure.
Learn to stay ahead of the game with Windows Server 2012 R2 Use these tools and technologies to show customers how to be and stay lean, how to do business from anywhere, and how to leverage all of their data to its fullest to target the right opportunities and win sales.
Explore what's new with Microsoft's cloud-based solutions Learn how Windows Server 2012 R2 provides customers enterprise-class datacenter and hybrid cloud solutions that are simple to deploy, cost-effective, application-focused, and user-centric.

Courses and presentations

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Windows Server 2012 Sales Module 1: Understanding the Opportunity


Find out the pain points customers face when considering new implementations, then learn new profiling questions and identify the partner opportunities within your customer’s organization.
Windows Server 2012 Sales Module 2: Product Overview


See what’s new in Windows Server 2012 and discover how it addresses many customer pain points. Learn more about our latest server platform and the simplified licensing structure for servers.
Windows Server 2012 Sales Module 3: Sales Scenarios and Strategies


Learn about key selling scenarios for data center, remote workforce, identity and security, virtualization, and cost reduction.
Windows Server 2012 Sales Module 4: Compete and Objection Handling


Explore the competitive advantages of Windows Server 2012, see how to debunk common myths, and get the tools for handling customer objections.

Additional resources

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