Windows Server 2012 (code name «Windows Server 8") - a new version of the server operating system from Microsoft. This is a server operating system to replace the currently available Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2012 - the first version of Windows Server since Windows NT 4.0, which does not support Itanium processors. Version Developer Preview (pre-beta release) was released on September 9, 2011 for MSDN subscribers. March 1, 2012, Microsoft released a public beta version (build 8250). April 17, 2012, Microsoft announced that the new product name will be Windows Server 2012. May 31, 2012, Microsoft released the Release Candidate of Windows Server 2012.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 includes a redesigned Server Manager user interface and uses Metro to replace the usual Start menu. It is reported that this version of the operating system of choice is removed download directly to the desktop interface, and now it can only be accessed through the Metro.
Windows Server 2012 will also include a new file system, Microsoft Resilient File System (ReFS), designed to efficiently manage large volumes, to prevent loss of data and to share storage between systems. Originally ReFS will only be available in the server version of the platform, but Microsoft is planning to move it later on client systems. Microsoft has also previously stated that the majority of applications for Windows Server 2008 and R2 should work on Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012, will provide enterprises and service providers to place a scalable, dynamic infrastructure that is optimized for cloud environments, and supports execution of multiple deployments from a single instance. It provides a secure connection to local resources, and helps IT professionals to more quickly and efficiently respond to business needs.
Processor - 1.4 GHz at least. 64-bit
Memory: Minimum 512 MB
The volume of the disk: at least 32 GB
Monitor resolution of 800x600 and above
Mouse and Keyboard
Access to the Internet