In Pictures: 10 things we love about Windows Server 2012 R2

In Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft has released a compelling operating system update that’s targeted directly at its virtualisation and Cloud competition. Here are 10 things we like about Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Hyper-V V3 and its Windows 2012 VMs boot UEFI, rather than traditional memory-location-specific BIOS. This gave us a few fits, but works. There is the capacity to move virtual machines from host to host using compression, and where compatible hardware is available to support it, very fast transports -- 10GBE, Infiniband, and other faster-than-10GBE connections. The high-speed connections are crucial to VM movements among hosts in hypervisor fabrics.

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