At the Build conference last week, Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft's Server and Cloud business, opened the conversation with his blog post Windows
Server 8: An Introduction. More info is at Windows Server 8.
Bill is hosting the conversation over on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog. Laing said “I’ve asked some of our engineering leaders
to write posts on this blog to further explain some of the hundreds of new features. Be on the lookout for those posts in the coming weeks and months.”
Watch that space, subscribe to the RSS feed to catch the new info soonest.
You can catch the video of Bill’s keynote over at Windows Server 8 | BUILD2011 | Channel 9.
Infoworld gives their top 10 list at 10 best new features of Windows Server 8.
Some I think are important include:
- NIC teaming in the box
- Building secure, scalable multi-tenant clouds using Hyper-V Network
- SMB over RDMA-capable NIC’s for Windows Server 8 file servers
- A solution for that pesky
running-out-of-disk-space-because-of-all-those-snapshots problem – data
deduplication support for file servers storing VHD’s