In Windows Server 2008, Microsoft introduced new features and technologies, some of which were not available in Windows Server 2003, that will help to reduce the power consumption of server and client operating systems, minimise environmental by products, and increase server efficiency.

The WS08 Power Management White Paper describes the benefits of some of these features and technologies, including:

 Out-of-the-Box (OOB) Power Savings: Windows Server 2008 OOB achieved power savings of up to 10 percent over Windows Server 2003.

Picking up on ‘Green IT’, our group manager has started a second blog focusing on ‘Dynamic Work’ which has a green theme. It looks at how IT can make a company greener rather than how a company can make IT greener: http://blogs.technet.com/brucelynn/default.aspx.