Not to be forgotten in the well-deserved excitement around the RTM milestone for Windows 7, the simultaneous Windows Server 2008 R2 release to manufacturing goes hand-in-hand with Windows 7, especially for IT professionals. Get the skinny on how this is great news for IT pros over on the Windows Server Division blog.

 

With the Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM comes the Microsoft Hyper V Server 2008 R2. The Virtualization Team blog has the highlights.

 

If you’re still testing the Windows Server 2008 R2 RC build, you’ll be able to switch over to the RTM build during the second half of August, 2009. For Windows Server 2008 R2, click here for the low-down on system requirements and installation guidelines and IT pro testing guidelines; and for the updated reviewers guide and other technical content be sure to visit the Windows Server 2008 R2 resources page.

 

For those evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2 for the first time, check out the Resources page for content on R2’s key new features, including Hyper-V with Live Migration, the new File Classification Infrastructure, the updates to IIS 7.5 and the new “better together” features you can access by combining Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7.

 

More to come,

Mitch

 

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