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Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta 1 A-OK

Sometimes, Microsoft chooses cool names for uncool products, like Vista or Bob. Other times, it picks lame names for hot stuff. Take Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta 1, which is now available for testing. Windows Server 2008 is a heckuvan operating system with a snoozer of a name.

One of the hottest new features of R2 is Live Migration of Hyper-V virtual machines, so if an application fails it can be moved seamlessly to a server that actually works. VMware just loves to poke Microsoft over its lack of Live Migration. Poke no more -- Live Migration is relatively close to actual release.

Posted by Doug Barney on January 14, 2009 at 11:53 AM