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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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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Managed Service Accounts, Background Services, and Instrumentation

The modern challenges of implementing efficient Windows Services or background processes include performance, power efficiency, and security.  Windows Server 2008 R2 introduces a number of new platform features for systems and application developers including trigger-started services, local and domain "auto-managed" service accounts, service requested security privileges, scheduled task conditions, Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) integration,…

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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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