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Don't wait for SP1 - whatever size your business is, now is the time to bite the bullet and upgrade to Server 2008.

Don't wait for SP1 - whatever size your business is, now is the time to bite the bullet and upgrade to Server 2008.

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Not my words - Jon Honeyball's words, over at PC Pro, in his review of Windows Server 2008 :-)

You don't need to wait for SP1 anyway Jon (as you state, later in the article), it already ships as SP1 to bring it inline with Vista SP1 :-)

"Fortunately for Microsoft, and in contrast to Vista, Server 2008 excels in just about every area. It doesn't matter which pieces of the functionality you use, you'll find it faster, easier to deploy, much more sensible in its defaults, and requires less work for more output."

You can read the full article, here:

Other articles of interest include:

  • Server 2008: The Windows Workstation we always wanted - "Over the course of that evaluation, I’ve become increasingly impressed with the polish, performance and manageability of the Server 2008 product, and now have come to the conclusion that this in fact, the best Windows that Microsoft has released since, well, ever"
  • Product review: Windows Server 2008 is the host with the most, and the perfect guest -"In the recent past, I have taken the position that IT shouldn't be forced into Vista. After working Vista with Windows Server 2008, especially Terminal Services, I have reversed my position. As you migrate from Windows Server 2003 to 2008, upgrade your clients as well....My experience has left me extremely impressed. Windows Server 2008 on large-scale, virtualized enterprise servers will make alternatives a very hard sell"
  • Windows Server 2008 Review - "Windows Server 2008 is the most substantial upgrade to the Windows Server product line since Windows 2000, with a sweeping set of capabilities and a reengineered core that will usher in a new era of 64-bit server computing. Like its Windows Vista stable mate, Windows Server 2008 was in development an achingly long time, and some of its many features were originally slated for its predecessors, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2. Unlike Vista, however, this lengthy schedule hasn't proven problematic. In fact, it's arguably worked to the product's advantage: This is a refined, mature, and stable operating system that will no doubt power server systems of all kinds for years to come"
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