Today, Microsoft is announcing the release of Windows Server 2012, a major operating system packed with hundreds of new features, emphasizing virtual environments, cloud computing, simplified systems management, and mobile workforce productivity. Dell’s recent release of the full portfolio of 12th generation PowerEdge servers is also packed with industry-leading innovations that are a perfect engine for this new OS. This especially includes our intelligent embedded management capabilities for enabling greater administrative efficiency.

Update from Lionel: Those who are interested in a deeper discussion around Windows Server 2012 can join today's TechCenter chat at 3pm Central Daylight Time that will feature members of Dell's Operating System engineering team. More details on Peter Tsai's post here

Microsoft and Dell have partnered to deliver solutions for our customers designed to handle today’s challenges. These solutions emphasize scaling resources, managing those resources more easily and efficiently, and accessing those resources more readily from anywhere. Together, we bring our customers both a server portfolio and an operating system that can provide for your computing needs today and well into the future.

The pace of technology and the ever increasing demands of the marketplace require that you have technology that gives you the ability to stay relevant, be competitive and realize the full potential of your business and organization. When developing the 12th generation PowerEdge servers we gathered input from over 7,700 customer interactions. This is a practice that we carried into our work with Windows Server 2012:

“The great thing about working with Dell for our Windows Server 2012 deployment has been the support, and the performance of our solution. We had ready access to Microsoft and Dell resources and a deep level of insight into the Windows Server 2012 software to make the implementation a success. It’s easy to see the competitive boost that Windows Server 2012 offers, so we wanted to start deploying it sooner rather than later to get as much value out of the software as possible.”

Justin Apps, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Menzies Aviation

Dell is proud to be partners with Microsoft for over 27 years. This year we are both introducing major releases that will help your business answer the challenges that are facing organizations today. Together, Microsoft and Dell provide an unbeatable foundation for cutting edge virtualization, cloud, and mobile workforce solutions.