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Windows Server 8 now called Windows Server 2012


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Earlier today we told you about the 3 versions of Windows 8, now we can tell you that Windows Server 8 will be called Windows Server 2012.

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Microsoft really seem to want to confuse people with their naming convention!

You have Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Ok, that makes sense. Then you have Windows RT for ARM – er, ok, if you say so. And now Windows Server 2012 for the range, which ok matches up with the current naming conventions but you would have thought Microsoft would try to have some consistency across the “8” range, wouldn’t you?

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Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. Have they announced how many variations of Windows Server 2012 will they have? Windows Storage Server (WSS) 2012, WSS-2012-Essentials, SBS-2012, SBS-2012-Essentials, etc????

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