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Microsoft gives timetable for Windows 'Blue' servers

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    Microsoft gives timetable for Windows 'Blue' servers


    Microsoft finally peeled back the covers on the server-side products coming as part of the "Blue" wave on the opening day of the annual Microsoft TechEd North America conference.
    Microsoft officials went public with details about Windows Server Blue, which is officially christened "Windows Server 2012 R2"; System Center "Blue," which will be called "System Center 2012 R2"; SQL Server Blue, a k a "SQL Server 2014"; and Visual Studio Blue, or "Visual Studio 2013," on Monday at its show for IT pros and developers in New Orleans. Company officials also said to expect the next version of Microsoft's Windows Intune device management/security service, to roll out concurrently with the rest of the Blue servers.
    Microsoft gives timetable for Windows 'Blue' servers | Microsoft - CNET News

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    However, with the server line, these updates are not free. Unless...you have software assurance.

    So, what MS is attempting to do is to make software assurance compelling. So rather than waiting 5 years like they did with 2003 and 2008, they are going to push fast updates and make customers pay for software assurance and guarantee regular revenue.
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Microsoft gives timetable for Windows 'Blue' servers
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The time frame fits into a familiar pattern previously seen with 7. more (Note the 7 RTM release was seen on August 6, 2009)
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