A week from today Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012. For ordinary computer users this release may not mean a lot, but for us working with running large server systems it will be a game changer.
Fundamental parts of the Windows Server operating system have been changed. Some changes are visible such as the lack of a graphical user interface on a standard server. Other changes are less visible; new storage options, filesystems etc.
A very big change for operations is that PowerShell really have moved into the core of managing Windows. This will allow us to automate more than before, with ease!
I won’t go into all the details here but if you want to be part of the launch event for Windows Server 2012, setup a reminder here.