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…