Windows Server 2008
|OS family||Windows Server|
|Source model||Proprietary software|
|Released to |
|February 27, 2008|
|Latest preview||June CTP (Build 6001.16606) / June 2007|
|Kernel type||Hybrid kernel|
|Paid Extended Security Updates (ESU) are available
Start date: February 27, 2008.
This operating system has several new features compared to its previous version. Many of these new features are present in Windows Vista. Mainstream support of Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 ended on January 13, 2015 and extended support ended on January 14, 2020, the same day as Windows 7 extended support. However, Extended Security Updates (ESU) is a Microsoft program that allows to use Windows Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 until January 10, 2023.
References[change | change source]
- "Forward Thinking by Michael J. Miller : Gates at WinHec 2007: Windows Server 2008, Rally, Home Server and More". Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2007-06-01.
Other websites[change | change source]
Microsoft[change | change source]
- Official website
- Microsoft TechCenter for Windows Server 2008
- New Networking Features in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista – lengthy article from Microsoft Technet covering new networking features in detail
- Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 Technical Overview
Others[change | change source]
- Screenshots of Server Components from Latest Longhorn Builds Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback Machine
- ZDnet UK article[permanent dead link]
- winsupersite.com Preview Archived 2006-05-04 at the Wayback Machine
- winsupersite.com Preview 2 Archived 2006-06-14 at the Wayback Machine