- Thanks to you, our dedicated beta participants, this is the most tested version of Windows Server ever released!! Windows Server 2008 has an array of new features and technologies that are too numerous to list completely, but some of the highlights are: • Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 – next gen web and app platform • Server Core – key roles, low footprint, no GUI • Terminal Services Gateway – access your apps without a RAS client • Network Access Protection – keep your network safe from un-healthy clients • PowerShell – powerful scripting tools for admins • Failover Clustering – improved cluster management, security, and stability • Next Generation Net Stack – fast and reliable • Server Manager – setup & manage server roles and features in one place • Read-Only Domain Controller – safe branch office DCs • Hyper-V Beta – server virtualization. Hyper-V RTM in 180 days
This morning I received the following thanks email from Microsoft Connect team. I am downloading the RTM version and Iwill refresh my lab machines with the latest release of Windows Server 2008. One thing I am really excited to test is the clustered Hyver-V. Robert Larson did post howto and I will try to get this thing up and running soon.