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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Got Cores? Get the Core Info Utility

Check-out the new SysInternals utility, CoreInfo, for discovery of Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) nodes, processor-groups, sockets, cache and processor configuration information on Windows 7 (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2. Learn more about this technology at MSDN Code Gallery.

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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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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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New Solution Accelerators for your IT-Pro Buddies

We have recently released four Windows Server Solution Accelerators, which are available now on TechNet. Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) 4.0 RTM Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides for WS 2008 R2 RTM System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP

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When to Expect R2 Availability

Please see the following blog for the details… http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2009/07/22/when-to-expect-windows-server-2008-r2-rtm.aspx

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New Windows Server Developer Training Kit

Download the new Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit. The kit includes a collection of presentations, demos, and hands-on-labs for Windows Server solution developers. Topics include: What’s new with Windows Server 2008 R2 Developing Applications that Scale How to Develop .NET and ASP.NET Applications for Server Core How to Develop Native-Code Web Services Use…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 – Release to Manufacturing (RTM)

Windows® Server® 2008 R2 is the latest release of the Windows operating system for Server workloads. 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…

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Native Web Services with WWSAPI

Explore the new Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI) and how to use it to expose C/C++ libraries or services as WS-* compliant web services.   WWSAPI may also be used from either client (consumer) or service (producer) end-points. Recent WWSAPI Channel9 demonstrations include: Native Web Services, Part 1 – Build a WWSAPI Client Native Web Services,…

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Trigger-Started Services

Trigger-Started Services are new with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.   Before, services were typically started at system boot time and ran until system shutdown.   Now, services can specify start and stop conditions (triggers). Common usage scenarios include: Device class arrival and removal Example: “Bthserv” starting on bluetooth device class arrival IP address arrival…

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