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Microsoft has delivered a number of major technology advances in Windows Server over the last ten years. By upgrading your customers to Windows Server 2012 R2, you will deliver the benefits of modern servers including:

Latest technology
Full support More powerful servers
New hardware with Windows Server is more energy-efficient and includes cost-effective storage, disaster recovery solutions, and remote access. New hardware is more secure, includes warranties, and meets all the compliance regulations. More power means improved processing and throughput for server hardware.
Reduced server footprint
Simplified management Pre-installed for simplicity
With Windows Server 2012 R2, you get in-built virtualization capabilities. Standards based management helps streamline compute, storage, and networking. Getting up and started is much faster and easier.

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Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2003 EOS is an excellent reason to pick up the phone and convince customers to move off this legacy platform to Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows Server 2012 R2 on modern hardware offers significant business benefits. Not only will customers receive a more secure, fully supported system with active warrantees and parts, but they will also benefit from the advances in new technologies such as virtualization, disaster recovery, affordable storage, and cloud connectivity.

The following resources are designed to give you key content, sales enablement tools, and overall guidance to sell Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Resource Description
Use this licensing sheet to help your customers understand the benefits of buying a Windows Server OEM license.
Use this datasheet to show existing Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003 customers why they should upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2.
With the end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003 coming soon, use this pitch deck to show existing customers the benefits of upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
Use this datasheet to discuss upgrading customers from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.
Learn about Windows Server 2012 R2 with this customer-facing overview presentation.
Explain to customers how the cloud can optimize their business with Windows Server 2012 R2.
Educate your customers with this short overview presentation on what's new in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2.
Use this overview presentation for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and the Windows Server Essentials Experience role.
Provide this datasheet for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to your customers.
Use this whitepaper to explain the benefits of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and the Windows Server Essentials Experience role.
Leverage this overview presentation for Windows Server 2012 R2 virtualization Hyper-V features.
Preview highly available and reliable storage solutions with cost-effective hardware with Windows Server 2012 R2. This presentation also provides an overview of the greater variety of choices for deploying storage infrastructure, and highlights new storage and file system features.
Leverage this customer facing presentation covering features and technologies included in Windows Server 2012 R2 as they relate to Access and Information Protection (AIP).
Highlight new features and expanded capabilities of VDI and RDS in Windows Server 2012 R2.
Review changes to Windows Servers cloud-optimized operating system that enables improved and efficient multi-server manageability and automation capabilities with this presentation.
Highlight new networking technologies which this latest update to Windows Server delivers.
Showcase Window Servers modern OS platform in response to the transformational trends in the web and application platform - we call it Cloud OS.
Use this datasheet to reference product features and editions, and also to learn about licensing models.
Use this whitepaper to learn more about Windows Server 2012 R2 capabilities including virtualization, storage, and networking.
 

Windows Server 2008 EOL

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 sales end on December 31, 2014. Preserve your reputation as a trusted advisor and protect your server revenue by showing SMBs how modern servers can help them improve business agility and grow profitably. Spotlight the benefits of new servers, including improved virtualization, disaster recovery, and cost-effective storage. You’ll be building the sale with fully supported, pre-installed Windows Server 2012 R2 hardware and opening the door to sell migration, virtualization, and hybrid-cloud services. Start today – get your business trained to sell and deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 on new hardware now.

Resource Description
Explore modular content created for easy to include customer marketing materials to educate customers on Windows Server 2008 R2 End of License (EOL) and start selling the benefits of Windows Server 2012 R2, optimized for the business decision maker (BDM).
Use this pitch deck to help customers understand what Windows Server 2008 R2 End of License means for their businesses.
Reference this guide to learn about the processes and tools available to migrate customers from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

 

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