Experience Virtualisation With Windows Server 2012 R2 And Win An Xbox One

Experience Virtualisation With Windows Server 2012 R2 And Win An Xbox One

Built-in Hyper-V means Windows Server 2012 R2 gives you access to all the benefits of virtualisation without hassle or extra expense. Download and check out the free trial version and you’ll have the chance to win an Xbox One, thanks to Microsoft Australia and Lifehacker.

Because Hyper-V is built right into Windows Server 2012 R2, you can begin experimenting with virtualisation instantly. Running multiple virtual machines allows you to utilise your existing hardware effectively, and allows you to easily spin up new machines for test or development purposes.

To enter this awesome competition, just download and install the free trial version of Windows Server 2012 R2, and take a screenshot that has proved you have installed it. If you need help doing that, we have a walkthrough guide. Then answer the following question:

Tell us the time-saving trick that has been the most useful to you in your career, and how it has helped you.

We’ll pick the most creative and original idea and that person will win a brand-new Xbox One, valued at $599. Full terms and conditions here. The competition closes Monday 16 December, so don’t delay — download the trial version and get your entry in now by filling out the form below!

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  • Come on… how will this work on my Mac? Do you really expect me to roll out Bootcamp, just so I can get a virtual PC running?
    I’m sure server 2012 is a good product, and I’m sure the virtual PCs run well. It’s just not enough of a reason to make me want to install it. What else does it do for the home user?

    • It’s a server product…so not quite designed for the average home user. If you’re interested in trying it, you could win an xbox, otherwise you’re not really expected to do anything.
      You could try Parallels if you didn’t want to worry about Bootcamp.

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