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

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2 EOL

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.

Resource Description
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 email template to notify existing customers that extended support for Windows Server 2003 is ending on July 14, 2014, and that you would like to discuss helping them upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2.
Use this email template to notify existing customers that extended support for Windows Small Business Server 2003 is ending beginning with Exchange Server on April 8, 2014, and that you would like to discuss helping them upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Office 365.
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.
Explore level 100 training for information about Windows Server licensing concepts, CALs, and virtualization.
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.
 
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Windows Server 2012

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

In addition, two focused campaigns, created specifically for OEM resellers, will help you understand and promote “First Server” and “Virtualization” sales scenarios. Campaign materials provide key marketing and sales resources as well as overall guidance to drive sales of Windows Server 2012:

Resource Description
Compare selected features of Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.
Promote server solutions with this data sheet that provides an overview of Windows Server 2012.
Use this slide to highlight some of the biggest, most relevant, and most differentiated new features of Windows Server 2012.
Use this presentation to provide an overview of the top technical features of Windows Server 2012 for your customers.
Train your telesales team and drive sales of Windows Server 2012 Client Access Licenses (CALs). CALs are required for Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter.
Give this quick reference guide to your telesales team to provide answers to frequently asked questions and promote sales of Windows Server 2012 CALs.
Use this guide to train your subject-matter experts and drive sales of Client Access Licenses for Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2012 Datacenter.
Use these pre-packaged tweets to communicate the value of Windows Server 2012 sales scenarios to customers.
Thinking about virtualizing – Let’s Get Started

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Use this email template to communicate the value of virtualizing to small business customers.
Thinking about virtualizing – Let’s Get Started (Simplified)

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Note Find marketing templates that can be used in the Canadian market.

Use this simplified email template to communicate the value of virtualizing to small business customers (without design).
Let’s Work Smarter

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Note Find marketing templates that can be used in the Canadian market.

Use this email template to communicate the value of upgrading aging servers to small business customers.
Let’s Work Smarter (Simplified)

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Note Find marketing templates that can be used in the Canadian market.

Use this email template to communicate the value of upgrading aging servers to small business customers (without design).
Explore level 100 training for information about Windows Server licensing concepts, CALs, and virtualization.
 

 

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