Linked by Bob Stein on Fri 26th Oct 2012 22:59 UTC
Windows ActiveWin.com has just posted their 17-page, 90-screenshot review of Microsoft Windows Server 2012. The review covers many different aspects of the OS including start screen, server manager, VHDX, chkdsk improvements, Hyper-V, private cloud, IIS 8, and more. "On the desktop, Windows 8 remains the most talked about release, but within the datacenter, Windows 8’s counterpart on the server is also creating its own noise amongst Sys Admins and Integrators. One of the themes around Windows 8 is mobility and Touch, Windows Server 2012 itself follows a theme that is part of an industry trend, the Cloud. Windows Server 2012 promises to embrace the concept of private clouds fully while maintaining the traditional concept of on premises administration using its familiar tools."
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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Drumhellar on Sun 28th Oct 2012 02:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
Drumhellar
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and metro is still the new start menu.


Does it really matter?

The Server 2012 Start Screen is nearly blank initially, with and only the snap-ins for the service you add populate it afterwards. It ends up being nicer than the start menu, with large text and icons making things easier to find.

I have yet to see anybody give a plausible situation where you need the rest of the desktop available when the start menu is open The Start Screen displays more icons and is easier to read, compared to the old Start Menu.

Apart from the Start Screen, Metro absent 2012 (Though, I do believe you have the option of going back and installing everything).

Edited 2012-10-28 02:22 UTC

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