Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Labs RELEASED

Jason has just finished the first four labs in a series of Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility labs have been released on MSDN. You can find them as follows:

- MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 - Access Rights, Impersonation

- MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 - Impact of Code Signing

- MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 - Installer Detection

- MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 - Session 0 Isolation

There will be more labs in the coming weeks. Stay tuned and enjoy!

Comments (3)

  1. boe says:

    So far I’m pretty happy with Windows 2008 – which surprises me as I detest Vista and Vista SP1’s sluggish performance.   I wouldn’t be shy about telling someone considering Vista that it is the worst OS MS has created since Windows ME which MS had the good grace to step away from quickly even though they keep trying to foist Vista on unsuspecting tourists.

    Even though they share much of the same code Windows 2008 makes a pretty good workstation.   Strangely the only app I can’t get to work on it is MS’s own Halo2 even though Call of Duty 4, Bioshock, Quake 4, Doom 3, Unreal Tournament 3 – just about every game made in the last 7 years works fine on Windows 2008 except the one MS touched.

    I think if MS just gave up on Vista and released Windows 2008 workstation – a lot of the negative reviews that MS refuses to listen to might start to go away.

    Does Ballmer really like being called an ignorant bully?

  2. neilhut says:

    Apprieciate the comment. Windows Server 2008 is a great server OS and the performance comparision between Server and Client is very much based on the fact that we do not have to shim Windows Server. With Vista we have to do a lot of work to make sure that as many apps as possible work without changes, with Server, we expect that ISVs have to upgrade their applications.

    You could say that we should take the Apple model and just break apps on every release, but this would upset a lot of people too.

    On Ballmer, I guess you will have to ask him next time you are at a conference.

    Thanks again.

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