The R2 release of Windows Server 2008 is a case in point. Less than a year after the release of Windows Server 2008 and a bunch of important new features are being touted for this update. Some of these include:
- Direct Access (SSL VPN for accessing files much like Exchange RPC over HTTPS)
- Branch Cache (BranchCache provides some of the functionality that expensive WAN Accelerators provide - think of appliances by Riverbed, Silver Peak, etc)
- Hyper-V 2.0 with live migration
- Boot from VHD
- Powershell 2.0
- Support for >64 cores
- DHCP failover
- Server Core support for .Net framework
- Improved Terminal Services
- Active Directory 'recycle bin'
For more, see the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 beta reviewers guide (Word Doc)
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