Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Windows Server 2012 R2 (“Blue”) Preview direct download links

Old news is that Windows Server 2012 R2 (“Blue”) Preview is publicly available on MSDN & TechNet. :D

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/evalcenter/dn205292.aspx?CR_CC=200142594

One noticeable thing is now MS delivers the eval ISOs through Akamai content delivery like Adobe. Here are the direct download links of them (captured by Fiddler):

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Preview (x64) - DVD (English)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview (x64) - DVD (English)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Preview VHD (Server Core)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Preview VHD (Server with a GUI)

For more discussions, follow this thread in MDL.