Windows Server 2008 R2 – Feature Components Poster

Please see this new interactive poster available online via Silverlight and SeaDragon technologies.   Use the embedded controls for a full-screen experience.  

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Now Available

Windows Server 2008 R2 represents the latest evolution of the Windows Server operating system and supports high-end hardware systems with large numbers of microprocessors.  R2 features enhanced support for Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) computer architectures and new User-Mode Scheduling (UMS) API’s that effectively enable application developers to "minimize contention and maximize locality" within parallel computing…

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PowerShell Means “Powerful Automation”!

Announcing a new webcast series for both Developers and IT-Pro’s. PowerShell V2 introduces many new features including remote sessions, an integrated script environment, debugging tools, and much more.  Start your video tour of PowerShell V2 via MSDN Channel9 and TechNet Edge.  Find reusable scripts and techniques at the PowerShell Script-Center.  Subscribe to the RSS feeds…

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Top Developer Technologies of Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows® Server® 2008 R2 builds upon the exceptional legacy of Windows Server 2008.  R2 is an incremental release to Windows Server 2008 – and only the second time that Windows Client and Server releases are shipped simultaneously (Windows 2000 Server® was first).  While Windows 7 is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions, R2 is…

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A Computing Platform That Scales

Windows Server 2008 R2 represents the latest evolution of the Windows Server operating system and corresponding support for high-end hardware systems with large numbers of microprocessors.  The 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support more than 64 Logical Processors (LP) on a single computer. Microsoft has tested R2 with 256 processor…

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Extend Your Existing Windows Service with the New Windows Web Services API

The WS-* web services industry standard protocols are widely accompanied by managed-code end-point implementations.   With the Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI), you can connect your native client applications with web services as well as implement native web services.  WWSAPI, new with Windows 7 (client) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (server), is an implementation of WS-*…

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Server Core is Now for .NET Applications Too

Server Core is a minimal installation option for Windows Server and is available with the following Windows Server editions: · Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition · Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition · Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition · Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition Server Core system deployments provide significant benefits within…

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PowerShell V2 means Powerful Automation

Windows PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell designed for ease-of-use not only by system administrators but also for application and system developers.  The shell includes an interactive prompt and a scripting environment that can be used independently or in combination.  PowerShell V2 is available by default with both R2 and Windows 7 and, via an…

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Availability Dates : Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM

The Windows Server Division weblog indicates that RTM is now available via MSDN and TechNet subscriber downloads.   Other availability dates are also listed.

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New and Extensible File Classification Infrastructure

Managing storage is no longer simply about volume and availability; organizations need to manage their data more effectively and more efficiently.  Only by gaining insight into their data can companies reduce the cost of storing, maintaining, and managing data. Only by enforcing company policies and knowing how storage is utilized can administrators efficiently use their…

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