One of the key things I’m liking with Windows Server 2012, is the new Server Manager. The new version is alot more useful than that of Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 in that it appears to work out of the box, where as the previous involved alot of “tweaking” to get WinRM working. This has a huge impact on the use of Server 2012 Core Edition, which unless you love doing everything on the command line or in PowerShell is pretty annoying to even get started with.