SQL Server 2014 & System Center 2012 R2 Preview Released

We reported on this earlier but Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of Windows Server & System Center at Microsoft, wrote a blog post early today highlighting a couple releases:

· Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers software-defined networking and high-performance storage on low-cost hardware. Hyper-V hosts apps across customer, service provider and Windows Azure clouds, and System Center manages across them.

· SQL Server 2014 features in-memory processing for applications (“Hekaton”), as well as data warehousing and business intelligence. SQL Server 2014 also enables new hybrid scenarios like AlwaysOn availability, cloud backup and disaster recovery. It lives in Windows Azure and can be easily migrated to the cloud from on-premises.

· Windows Azure is the only fully supported infrastructure and platform as a service offering, and fully integrates with on-premise infrastructure.

· The market-leading System Center Configuration Manager and cloud-based Windows Intune provide a unified environment to manage all devices. Windows Intune combines with System Center for a hybrid cloud approach to managing the growing “BYOD” challenge. One thing we will be demonstrating in the keynote is a new file synchronization solution in Windows Server 2012 R2 called Work Folders – which synchronizes user’s files to your file servers and then out to all the user’s devices.

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Source: Microsoft Blog

 

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