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  • Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012 GA Cumulative Update

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 10 2012, 11:25 AM. Posted in Windows 8, Windows Server.

    The Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012 General Availability Cumulative Update is available. This cumulative update package provides a collection of performance and reliability improvements to Windows 8. We recommend that you apply this cumulative update as part of your regular maintenance routines.

    Update information


    This cumulative update includes the following performance and reliability improvements:

    • Increased power efficiency to extend battery life
    • Performance improvements in Windows 8 applications and Start screen
    • Improved audio and video playback in many scenarios
    • Improved application and driver compatibility with Windows 8

    Known issues

    The following known issues may occur after you apply this update:

    • When you turn a Windows feature on or off, the computer may require a restart. For example, this action may be necessary when you turn Remote Access on or off.

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  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials released to manufacturing

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 10 2012, 11:22 AM. Posted in Windows Server.

    Windows Server 2012 Essentials is a significant milestone in our efforts to help cloud-enable small businesses and home offices. It is designed to help you protect business data, to allow highly secure access to the information you need from virtually anywhere by using almost any device, and to offer the flexibility to choose which applications and services you want to run on-premises and in the cloud—we have even made it easier than ever before to run Essentials itself in a hosted environment. Excitement about the release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been growing. In 8 weeks of public previews, we’ve had more than 23,000 downloads—far surpassing pre-release downloads of past versions.

    Today I am pleased to tell you that Windows Server 2012 Essentials has reached the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone. We are delivering the product to our hardware and ecosystem partners, and it will be generally available in all channels on November 1, with OEM partners shipping server systems by the end of the year.

    I would like to encourage you to try Windows Server 2012 Essentials for yourself by visiting the Evaluation Center today to download a trial copy—and if you’re an MSDN or TechNet subscriber, you can download Essentials from those sites as well.

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