As many of you are already aware, Application Developers attending the Professional Developers Conference were the first to see new Windows Server 2008 R2 features. Attendees of the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference will enjoy keynote announcements of new features and functionality access to a special evaluation release of R2. Evaluation installation media will become broadly available via a beta program scheduled for late 2008.
You will now find a number of blogs commenting upon Windows Server 2008 R2 features and benefits. We've begun publishing various documents and samples at MSDN Code Gallery. Additionally, many new Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 web-casts are available via MSDN Channel9.