Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate

Early this morning (NZ Time) we declared Release Candidate (RC0) of Windows Server 2008.  As announced here: it is now available for download!


Go grab the ISOs (or soon the VHDs) from here:

If you're coming to the Christchurch TechNet Unplugged event later this week, you'll see it demoed then.


This release includes the Windows Server virtualisation Community Technology Preview (CTP)  Because its a CTP, not everything is supported - its a preview after all, checkout Ben's blog for more info on the features that aren't supported/not present (yet)  Also John has more info on how to install the Windows Server virtualisation (WSv) role


There's also a Channel9 video discussing the new features at

And finally:

Windows Server 2008 home page
Microsoft Virtualisation home page

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