Yesterday Satya Vel, Program Manager for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, wrote a fantastic blog post about the support plans regarding Windows Server 2008. I won’t steal his thunder here but the opening paragraph is below along with a link to the original article.
A lot of good stuff is going on in Seattle these days, Seahawks have made it to the playoffs, we have actually been seeing some sunshine in month of January and Windows Server 2008 aka Longhorn is picking up a lot of good buzz at least that’s what I hear from the few articles I have been reading. I wanted to update everyone on our plans to support Windows Server 2008 for MOM 2005, OpsMgr 2007 and SCE. Below, I refer to “all roles” which includes DB, DW, RMS, MS, Console, Gateway, Reporting Server, Web Console, ACS DB and ACS Collector. For most of the support statement below we mention 90 days after the of Windows Server 2008 the reason for this is in the past the OS team has made last minute changes that have broken our installs which have required us to ship a QFE. So far, I do not believe we will need any QFE’s or SP to support W2K8 but we are waiting on the final build to run our full test pass. So there is a good possibility especially for our agent that we will support W2K8 earlier than the 90 days after they ship which we have committed.
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer