Top 2 - FREE eval versions. Big surprise? Not so much...show me an IT Pro that doesn't like free eval version of enterprise software, and I'll show you...something...not very muchly seen around...much.
Except maybe for the really laz...er...time-challenged ones that want on online test drives, like the Virtual Lab on Windows Server 2008 Server Core instead of a download. For everyone else we offer:
'Course, searching for WS2K8 downloads doesn't tell you that there are some "client" DLs IT Pros want as well:
splogscreen: if you are enjoying this post on some site that is NOT http://blogs.technet.com/tonyso, come over and look at the original.
Want fries with that?
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