Windows Server 2008 Rc0 Released!

Windows Server 2008 Rc0 Released!

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Yehaw! , today I pleased to announce the availability of Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0, and with it...the very first public release of Windows Server virtualization (codenamed Viridian). 

You can download the bits today as part of our customer technology preview (CTP)program.

Not only does this milestone indicate that Windows Server 2008 is ready to march down the path to RTM....but it also is the first time WsV will be part of the code base and available to everyone. Now is the time for organizations to start testing with key virtuzliation scenarios...such as server well as getting ready for many of the other key features of Windows Server 2008.

With Windows Server virtualization CTP, customers will now be able leverage the scalability of hypervisor-based platform and features, including multi-processor guests, large memory allocation (more than 32 gigabytes per machine) and integrated virtual switch support that enables IT organizations to virtualize most workloads.

In addition to the RC0 news there are a couple of other things going on today that are of interest:

1. Microsoft and Zend have been working together on a technical collaboration with the PHP community to significantly enhance the reliability and performance of PHP on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. As part of this collaboration, the IIS product group has been working on a new component for IIS6 and IIS7 called FastCGI Extension which will enable IIS to much more effectively host PHP applications. You can get the FastCGI extension ( a free download) as part of the Go Live release of Microsoft FastCGI Extension for IIS 5.1/6.0 (FastCGI Extension) from the IIS community site,

2. Windows Vista SP1 - Windows Vista SP1 beta will be released to approximately 12,000+ private beta testers.


Great week here at Microsoft!


Ward Ralston

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  • You tease!  Still has the Beta 3 info and download links!

  • Release Candidate (RC0) for Windows Server 2008 will be available for download within the next 24 hours.

  • Not much more to say other than read about it here. Wait, there is a lot to say actually - this has Viridian / virtualization bits included for the first time. You can download RC0 here. Unfortunately, the Vista SP1 is not public yet, but I sus

  • Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 was officially announced today and will be available for everyone

  • Windows Server 2008 RC0 在歷經千辛萬苦一拖再拖千呼萬喚之後終於生出來了。微軟網站上的公告在此: Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 Ready

  • So that's confirmed then RC0 of Windows Server (with those WSv/viridian bits!) is now available to download:

  • Take a look at the post on the Windows Server Blog or/and download .

  • Take a look at the post on the Windows Server Blog or/and download .

  • With availability of Windows Server08 RC0 and the CTP of Windows Server virtualization (aka, Viridian), we've seen our first review/comments on Viridian CTP. eWeek's Jason Brooks posted a review under the title "Hypervisor Showdown: Microsoft vs. VMware."

  • Windows Server 2008 RC0 is out and available to download, peeps. Burn it to a DVD, find a spare machine