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)
Other related posts:
Live Event–Tue 10 March: NZ Tech Podcast with Dai Henwood, Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl), Paul Spain
Sneak Peek: HP Envy X2
Want to start a career in IT Support?
Comment by Daniel Anderson, on 30-Oct-2008 16:25
Gday Paul So do you think it should be called Windows Server 2009? SOunds better than Windows Server 2008 R2.
Some great improvements on the Hyper-V front the Live Migration will be a welcomed addition one would think.
Comment by Ashwin, on 30-Oct-2008 20:26
The features that excite me most are H-V2, PowerShell2 and the Boot from VHD.
Looks like they are really innovating against their competition :D
Comment by barf, on 31-Oct-2008 10:56
catching up at least
Add a comment
Please note: comments that are inappropriate or promotional in nature will be deleted.
E-mail addresses are not displayed, but you must enter a valid e-mail address to confirm your comments.