Revealed: Windows Server 2012's hidden features

Article Nov 27th 2012

Our guide to some of the less well-known changes to Windows Server 2012

With Windows Server 2012 (WS2012), Microsoft has introduced more new features into its server operating system since the changeover from LAN Manager to Windows NT. As a result, it can be hard to see exactly what is new, what has changed and what has been tweaked. 

There has been plenty written about the major changes to Windows Server: think of Server Manager, Storage Spaces, IP Address Management, the user interface and Hyper-V, to name but five.

But what about the less heralded changes? The tweaks and changes that may not create headlines but can make a genuine difference to someone's working life? And some could even make a major difference to your business.

That's why we created a Hidden Features section for this resource centre. You can see the full list by clicking on Hidden Features in the menu, but here are just a selection of our favourites:

Network Interface Card (NIC) Teaming

Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA)

Hyper-V Extensible Switch