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We’re writing to you today because yesterday we released R2 to manufacturing. We thought we’d take this opportunity to tell you a little about R2: what it is, why it’s special, and the great new features that have been introduced to Windows Server in the R2 release.
There are some partners and customers with beta code of Virtual Server 2005 SP1 that is set to expire at the end of the month, and they need to know where to get their hands on the RTM version of Virtual Server 2005 R2.
Under the new pricing scheme, an eight dual-core server (total 16 cores) containing IBM's Power chip would result in a charge for six Oracle processor licenses (.75 time eight). An eight dual-core server produced by AMD or Intel would result in a charge for four Oracle processor licenses (.50 times eight). The same eight way, dual-core server with Sun UltraSparc would result in two processor licenses (.25 times eight).
Tomorrow (Dec. 6) the members of the File Server Resource Manager team will answer questions on the new FSRM component in Windows Server 2003 R2.
The first Windows Server exec Web chat of 2006 is set for Friday, Jan. 13. Kyril Faenov will be joined by folks on his dev team to answer questions about Windows Compute Cluster Server and Microsoft's plans for HPC.