With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft delivers a server platform built on our experience of building and operating many of the world’s largest cloud-based services and datacenter. Whether you are setting-up a single server for your small business or architecting a major new datacenter environment, Windows Server 2012 will help you cloud-optimize your IT so you can fully meet your organization’s unique needs.

Key windows Server 2012 capabilities can be simplified in a diagram as below.

Evaluation copy of windows 2012 can be downloaded from this link “Download 2012 Evaluation copy”

Preinstallation information

System Requirements

  • Processor: Minimum 1.4Ghz 64bit processor
  • RAM: Minimum 512MB RAM
  • Disk Space requirements: 32GB (this is the minimum disk space required for a minimal install it may vary based on the server setup required)
  • Other requirements: DVD drive, Super VGA (800 * 600) or higher resolution monitor, Keyboard, mouse and finally an internet access.