Windows Server “8” has reached the Release Candidate (RC) stage of the development cycle. Nowadays, we call the new Windows Server “Windows Server 2012” and while playing around with it on high performance hardware in its Beta stage, it already impressed my immensely.
The Release Candidate of Windows Server 2012 is available in 64bit (x86-64) here.
You can choose between the 3,37GB weighing iso file in either Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, or Turkish. For your convenience a vhd file is also available. (in English)
Alternatively you can download the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate from both MSDN and TechNet portals.
The build number of the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate is 8400 and it was compiled on May 18th, 2012.