Bruce Kyle put together a comprehensive look at how developers can get started using Windows Server 2008 R2 features, when to use them and where to go for next steps. the release candidate for Windows Server 2008 has been made available publically, and the Windows SDK has been revised to take advantage of the new features in R2. Bruce’s posting explains when applications should take advantage of Server Core, parallel processing using NUMA, PowerShell 2, Windows Web Services, and more. Links are also provided on getting Windows Server 2008 R2, getting the updated Windows SDK, compatibility considerations, and application certification. There are lots of links to code samples, blog postings, and wherever a developer would want to check out to take next steps.
One notable “next step” to take is the Windows Server Virtual Lab for Microsoft Partners and Customers seeking to incorporate Windows Server 2008 R2 features into their new or existing applications and solutions. Participation in this virtual lab occurs entirely within an online collaboration infrastructure.
- Enjoy the benefits of live interaction while incurring no travel expenses.
- You need only an internet connection to attend.
- Join sessions directly from your office.
- Engage in both group and one-on-one discussions.
- Gain architectural insight directly from Subject Matter Experts.
- Invite your entire product development team!
Ask your Microsoft Sponsor for a nomination. Contact the Platform Adoption Team for assistance.
The following tentative schedule outlines activities covering the 3-day virtual lab experience. This event is conducted within "Virtual Rooms". Virtual Rooms are independent LiveMeeting sessions. Recorded sessions are available for post-event replay. The Demo Room is where attendees gather for product demos and presentations. The Lab Room is where attendees remotely access Hands-on-Labs. The Chalk-Talk Room is where attendees interact informally with Microsoft Product Team members and Subject Matter Experts. An online Café enables optional attendee open-forum chat.