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Windows 2012 is here (and it brought .NET 4.5 and IIS 8 with it)!


We know you’re hungry for the latest and greatest, so we’re really happy to announce that we’ve put away the jackhammers and wrenches, the dust has settled, and Windows 2012 hosting is now available at Winhost!


The Windows 2012 platform supports all of the latest Microsoft technologies; IIS 8, ASP.NET 4.5, MVC 4, WebMatrix 2, Entity Framework 5, ASP.NET Web API, WebSockets, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio Express 2012, and even Dynamic IP restriction. That’s a bumper-crop of fresh new goodies to make all of our lives more interesting.

What’s the catch? There isn’t one!

Okay, there is one little catch.

ASP.NET 4.5/IIS 8 is only available on the Windows 2012 platform. If you want to migrate an existing site to the new platform, we can help you with that. Just drop a note to support saying that you want to move to Windows 2012 and they will make it happen. Quick and painless.

We’re not yet sure if or when we will upgrade the existing Windows 2008/IIS 7 servers to .NET 4.5. There are some potential issues that we are keeping an eye on, and when we’re satisfied that we can move to .NET 4.5 on the existing servers without any disruption, we’ll make the move. But at the moment we can’t give you a time frame on when that may happen.

So if you want .NET 4.5 now, just let us know and we’ll hook you up.

4 Responses
  • Oleg Reply

    I’m not shure in migration to WinServer2012 my existing site. How can I try WinServer2012 without migration ?

    • Hank Reply

      You should install it in a development environment if you want to check your applications before upgrading. I’m afraid that we don’t provide a sandbox or testing environment.

  • Jack Kelly Reply

    Hank, I didn’t understand how to upgrade my site to Windows 2012 and MS SQL 2012

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