Windows Server 2008 R2 - three new documents available for download

Windows Server 2008 R2 - three new documents available for download

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Three documents providing some details about Windows Server 2008 R2 have been posted on the microsoft.com website. These documents provide some insight into this upcoming release of Windows Server. A pre-release version was also shared with partners and customers during a few recent public conferences (including the PDC 2008 and WinHEC 2008).

Here is some additional information on these three documents:


Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2

Document outline:

  • Powerful Hardware and Scaling Features
  • Reduced Power Consumption
  • Hyper-V™ in Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Increased Desktop Management Efficiencies
  • Easier and More Efficient Server Management
  • PowerShell 2.0
  • Ubiquitous Remote Access
  • Improved Branch Office Performance and Management
  • Improved Compliance with Established Best Practices
  • The Strongest Web and Application Server To Date

Download document from:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/2/1/f2146213-4ac0-4c50-b69a-12428ff0b077/Top_10_Reasons_to_Upgrade_to_WS08R2.doc


Top 10 IT Pro Tasks Made Easier by Windows Server 2008 R2

Document outline:

  • Migrating VMs Without Service Interruption
  • Branch File Access Performance Up; WAN Costs Down
  • Self-adjusting Server and Data Center Power Management
  • Remote Server Management
  • Squeeze the Most From Your Hardware
  • Do Better At Managing Virtual Data Centers
  • Create Customized and Automated Management Tools
  • Use Virtualization to Ease Desktop Management
  • Broaden Remote Access Adoption While Making it Easier to Manage
  • Take Your Web and Application Serving To The Next Level

Download document from:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/2/1/f2146213-4ac0-4c50-b69a-12428ff0b077/Top_10_IT_Pro_Tasks_Made_Easier_By_WS08R2.doc


Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta) Reviewers Guide

Document outline:

  • Introduction to Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Overview
    • Using this Guide
  • Getting Started
    • System Requirements 
    • Installation and Activation
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 Installation
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 Activation
  • Virtualization
    • Improved Virtualization with Hyper-V™
      • Increased Availability for Virtual Data Centers
      • Live Migration Support through Cluster Shared Volumes
      • Improved Cluster Node Connectivity Fault Tolerance
      • Enhanced Cluster Validation Tool
      • Improved Migration of Cluster Workloads
      • Improved Management of Virtual Data Centers
      • Simplified Method for Physical and Virtual Computer Deployments
    • Terminal Services Becomes Remote Desktop Services for Improved Presentation Virtualization
      • Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Management
    • Improved Data Center Power Consumption Management
      • Reduced Multicore Processor Power Consumption
      • Reduced Processor Power Consumption
      • Reduced Storage Power Consumption
    • Improved Remote Administration
    • Reduced Administrative Effort for Interactive Administrative Tasks
    • Enhanced Command-line and Automated Management
    • Improved Identity Management
      • Improvements for All Active Directory Server Roles
      • Improvements in Active Directory Domain Services
      • Improvements in Active Directory Federated Services
    • Improved Compliance with Established Standards and Best Practices
  • Web
    • Reduced Effort to Administer and Support Web-based Applications
      • Reduced Administrative Effort
      • Reduced Support and Troubleshooting Effort
    • Enhanced Web Application Security
    • Improved File Transfer Services
    • Ability to Extend Functionality and Features
    • Improved Availability and Performance for Web-based Applications and Services
  • Solid Foundation for Enterprise Workloads
    • Scalability and Reliability
      • Leveraging Sophisticated CPU Architectures
      • Increased Operating System Componentization
      • Improved Performance and Scalability for Applications and Services
      • Improved Storage Solutions
      • Improved Availability for Automated IP Configuration Services
      • Improved Security for DNS Services
    • Better Together with Windows 7
      • Simplified Remote Connectivity for Corporate Computers
      • Secured Remote Connectivity for Private and Public Computers
      • Improved Performance for Branch Offices
      • Improved Security for Branch Offices
      • More Efficient Power Management
      • Improved Virtualized Desktop Integration
      • Higher Fault Tolerance for Connectivity Between Sites
      • Increased Protection for Removable Drives
      • Improved Prevention of Data Loss for Mobile Users

Download document from:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/1/F2146213-4AC0-4C50-B69A-12428FF0B077/Windows_Server_2008_R2_Reviewers_Guide_(BETA).doc


I recommend that you visit the new web site for Windows Server 2008 R2, which includes the links to the documents above and more:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/R2.aspx

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