What the logo means

Certified for Windows Server 2012 R2 Certified for Windows Server 2012 The "Certified for Windows Server 2012 R2" and "Certified for Windows Server 2012" logos identify hardware and software solutions that meet Microsoft standards for compatibility and recommended practices with the respective Windows Server operating systems. Solutions that have earned either of these Certified for Windows Server logos are also fully supported in Hyper-V environment from the same release. The certified applications have been tested by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) using technical specifications and tools required by Microsoft. ISVs have independently verified the compatibility of such applications and confirmed support to customers that deploy the certified applications.
Certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 The "Certified for Windows Server® 2008 R2" and "Certified for Windows Server® 2008" logos identify hardware and software solutions that meet Microsoft standards for compatibility and recommended practices with the respective Windows Server operating systems. Solutions that have earned the Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Certified Windows Server 2008 logos take advantage of top-performing technologies, such as 64-bit and virtualization. Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Certified for Windows Server 2008 applications have been tested by a third party test vendor.
"Works with Windows® Server 2008 R2" and "Works with Windows® Server 2008" status is for software solutions that have passed Microsoft's standards for application compatibility on the platform. ISV test results are independently verified by a third party test vendor.
The "Supported" qualification level is designed to clarify to customers if existing Designed for Windows Server 2003 systems will be supported when the system is upgraded to Windows Server 2008. Microsoft provides the "Supported" qualification to indicate that a system is compatible with Windows Server 2008, but does not take full advantage of the Windows Server 2008 operating system's functionality and is unable to obtain the Certified for Windows Server 2008 logo.
Designed for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 The "Designed for Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003" and "Certified for Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003" logos identify hardware and software merchandise that meet or exceed certain quality standards of compatibility with the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. Microsoft offers these logos to help customers identify merchandise that meet a baseline definition of features and quality goals and periodically reviews compliance with these standards.
If you are a manufacturer of Windows-compatible software or hardware, you can find more information about how to qualify for these logo programs on the following Web pages:

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