Previewing Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft seems like the most unlikely company to ship products that really support Enterprise 2.0. After all, the company is the poster child for packaged software. But everything the company is saying here in Orlando at TechEd 2008 is consistent with the idea that IT has to support the linchpins of complex, agile, multivariate organizations. And Microsoft is giving IT professionals the tools to support mobile information workers, social networking, cloud computing and virtualized environments.

That observation cuts across the swath of announcements around identity and access management, interoperability, virtualization, and what the company is referring to as "Dynamic IT."

Windows Server 2008 just started shipping in February, but I got a hint of what's to come in the next release from Bob Visse, senior director of Windows Server marketing, here.

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