Microsoft's decision to wait until next year to release the next version of Windows Server and System Center came as a surprise last month largely because of the company's push toward faster release cycles. The upgrade to Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 came just a year later. Microsoft saying the successors to Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 will come sometime in 2016 appears to debunk that push toward more rapid upgrades. However, a good many IT decision makers likely didn't shed any tears over the news, preferring the two- to three-year break between upgrades.
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