The Windows “8” client wasn’t the only piece of excitement in the Windows 8
world this week!
The official Windows Server “8” beta release also landed this week and there
is so much cool stuff to learn about and share from storage management
enhancements to web server improvements to a version of Hyper-V that’s going to
blow your mind in what it can do. Here’s all the info you need to be in the
Window Server “8” Beta
We are very excited for the Windows Server
“8” beta release this week and the wave of customer, partner, and IT Pro
engagement that is kicking off as a result! Windows Server “8” is quite possibly
the most significant release of Windows Server ever. See what’s GREAT
about “8” for yourself. View the video today
to see for yourself.
Windows Server “8” delivers hundreds of new features and enhancements for
transforming virtualization and cloud computing:
- Beyond Virtualization: Offers a dynamic, multitenant infrastructure
to help you scale and secure workloads to build a private cloud.
- Power of Many Servers, Simplicity of One: Delivers a highly available
and easy-to-manage multi-server platform.
- Every App, Any Cloud: Offers a broad, scalable, and elastic server
platform that gives you the flexibility to build and deploy applications and
websites on-premises, in the cloud, or across both.
- Modern Workstyle Enabled: Provides users with flexible access to data
and applications while simplifying management and maintaining security, control,
- Technical Whitepaper – http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/2/D/D2D41CC5-89DE-4458-AF39-31605FEADD18/WS8%20Beta%20Product%20White%20Paper.pdf
- Evaluation Guide – http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/E/6/1E69F2EF-F6CA-4470-8029-BFFFBF972EC8/WS8%20Beta%20Evaluation%20Guide.pdf
Where to Get It
The beta is available from a variety of different
places so I’ll list a few here if you or your customers are interested in taking
it for a spin:
- TechNet Windows Server “8” Beta – https://aka.ms/server8cp(I suggest this link)
- MSDN Evaluation Center – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh708764.aspx?ocid=&wt.mc_id=MEC_110_1_33
- MSDN Subscriber Downloads – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/
- TechNet Subscriber Downloads – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/