Thursday, September 15, 2011

Windows Server 8 – feel the love

For those of you looking at Windows 8 as I am, there is a lot of excitement I think. There is some excitement in the background as well.  Something that could affect us all as much, if not more than Windows 8.

Windows Server 8 is here too.  No we do not have a Developer preview to download, nor any bits to play with.  [Update: Some folks got it today] But some folks were invited up to Redmond last week for some exciting demos and presentations.  Here is a description of the event by one of the attendees.

Sounds like there are some really significant enhancements and feature sets. Hyper-V seems to be one area that got a lot of love from Microsoft. A new Server Manager. But what I am most excited about is that deduplication will become part of the OS.  As some of you know I love Windows Home Server 2011.  One of the things I love about it is that it uses deduplication in its client backup process.  This saves a significant amount of space.

Well, System Admins, in the cloud, feel the love.  Microsoft seems to have put a lot of effort here.

Till next time…

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