Announcing Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC)


Hi All,

Today Microsoft has announced the availability of the RC of Windows Server 2008 R2.  TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers can access the download today!  General availability of the RC will be made public in the coming days. 

I thought it would be a good time to post up some of the resources we have made available to help prepare you for Windows Server 2008 R2.

Edge Videos

Active Directory Recycle Bin
Migration Portal Interview
Migration Toolkit Installation Screencast
Migration Toolkit DHCP migration Screencast
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows Server 2008 R2

Learning Resources

WS08 R2 Overview Presentation

WS08 R2 Reviewers Guide Beta

10 Tasks Made Easier by WS08 R2

Changes in Functionality from WS08 to WS08 R2

Direct Access Technical Overview

Planning Resources

AD Updates on WS08 R2

Live Migration Whitepaper

Networking Enhancements for Enterprises

Building a Branch Infrastructure Using WS08 R2

Branch Cache in Win7 & WS08 R2

Direct Access in Win7 & WS08 R2

Piloting Resources

Migrate to WS08 R2 (Beta)

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Live Migration in WS08 R2

Branch Cache Early Adopter Guide

Direct Access Early Adopter Guide

Extending TS and Hyper-V VDI in WS08 R2

Windows Deployment Server for WS08 R2

WS08 R2 Streamlined Management

VPN Reconnect Deployment Guide

Nick.