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Windows Server 2008


Microsoft Extends Windows Server 2008 Mainstream Support to 2015

Windows Server 2008 will start its "extended support" phase on Jan. 15, 2015 after getting a 1.5-year extension to its lifecycle support, Microsoft announced recently.

Dell Bundles Microsoft's SBS Essentials 2011 with Entry-Level Server

Dell has released a bundle targeted at small businesses that includes Microsoft's Small Business Server (SBS) Essentials 2011 running on an entry-level PowerEdge system.

Analyst: Windows 8 Coming in 2013

According to one Directions on Microsoft analyst, Windows 8 -- or whatever Microsoft calls its next operating system -- might be released in 2013.

Will Hyper-V Work with New Intel Chips? It Depends (UPDATED)

According to a Microsoft blog post on Tuesday, the company's Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 cannot perform server virtualization using Intel's new second-generation Core vPro processors, formerly code-named "Sandy Bridge."

Top 10 Microsoft Products: Partners Rate What's Most Important

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Which components of Microsoft's 350-strong product portfolio are the most important to its partners' businesses? To find the answer, we asked the partners themselves -- over 500 of them -- to pick the 10 they and their customers can't go without.

Microsoft Releases iSCSI Software Target 3.3 to Windows Sever 2008 R2 Users

Microsoft released on Monday iSCSI Software Target 3.3, a Windows Server 2008 R2 addition that allows for shared block storage in storage area networks using the iSCSI protocol.

Microsoft: Windows Embedded Will Help Thin-Client Comeback

According to Microsoft, next-generation thin clients are poised for an enterprise comeback thanks to its Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system.

Microsoft Unveils Upcoming Windows 7 VDI and Security Options

A Microsoft official briefly noted on Thursday that Microsoft is planning two new options for IT organizations using Windows 7 -- but the catch is that Software Assurance (SA) licensing needs to be in place.

SP1 Hits RTM Status for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Wednesday released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to its equipment manufacturing partners.

Microsoft To Enable .NET Framework 4 on Windows Server Core

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it plans to enable its .NET Framework 4 on Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

Microsoft Releases Free MAP 5.5 Toolkit

Version 5.5 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit was released early this week.

Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP1 Released

Microsoft last week released the first service pack for its 2010 Forefront messaging and collaboration management product.

SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate Available

Microsoft today announced that the release candidate of Service Pack 1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available.

UPDATE: Opalis Now Runs on Windows Server 2008

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Opalis 6.3 software can now run on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, in addition to Windows Server 2003.

Microsoft To Decrease Prices on Windows Server SPLAs

Microsoft plans to decrease the pricing of its Service Provider License Agreement offerings for Windows Server 2008 R2, starting next year.