Windows 8 Server: Screenshots + What's new

The download for the developers preview of Windows Server 8 went live not too long ago. If you are wanting to see what the install process looks like for Windows 8, look no further.

Windows Server 8 is only available to MSDN subscribers right now. We've fired up our VM's and are installing it right now. The first thing we noticed thats new is an install option called "Features on Demand" -- we'll let you know when we know what that means!

Don't like green? Too bad! It's all green!

Press and hold on the key icon next to the password field reveals what you've typed.

Er...Tablet interface on a server? Nice... 

That is one Metro looking server dashboard! It looks like you can manage remote servers now.

New features: Add remote servers, get current status of servers, perform multiple tasks on servers, deploy roles and features remotely

Disaster recovery and Cloud Backup included in Windows Server 8!

Tablet interface running on Windows Server.

​Install roles based on the scenario.

Install roles to servers that aren't even powered on! (Virtual servers hosted on Hyper-V)

​Adding remote servers for management

​​Once grouped, alerts are aggregated together for at-a-glance viewing of server status

​​Beyond "Server Manager", other administration tools retain the old management console style


We were tipped that "Server Core" edition has a load more features that are hidden in the GUI right now, too. More on that later.

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