Windows Server 2008 Is Microsoft`s Leanest, Meanest Yet

"Faster" and "slimmer" are two adjectives to which few software product upgrades can lay legitimate claim—particularly if the software upgrade in question is a Windows operating system.

And, yet, Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, which recently hit the RTM (release to manufacturing) milestone, demonstrates that Microsoft is capable of producing a lean, mean server machine—and doing it, no less, atop the same code base that backs the company's oft-maligned Windows Vista client operating system.

The new Windows Server boasts a set of networking enhancements that dramatically boost file serving performance, and the product can be deployed in a new, stripped-down Server Core configuration, which significantly reduces the attack surface of systems hosting certain Windows Server roles.

Toss in a more modular and securable Web server in IIS (Internet Information Services) 7.0, Microsoft's new hypervisor-based virtualization functionality and a host of management enhancements, and Windows Server 2008 merits eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice designation

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Server 2008 is a compelling upgrade, but I would imagine lots of corporations will remain with 2003...then again who knows. I'd say MCSE will last two years :P

i'm doing my mcse right now and i still think its the way to go. I already have 2008 on my mind but i think its a lot easier to do an upgrade.

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Server 2008 is a compelling upgrade, but I would imagine lots of corporations will remain with 2003...then again who knows. I'd say MCSE will last two years :P


I think that many companies are going to want to upgrade from Win2k3 to the new slim Win2k8 Core version for many servers. That version alone should see lots of early upgrades/installs.

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