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.
Windows Server 2008 is the name of a server operating system from Microsoft, the previous version of which was Windows Server 2003.
This operating system was codenamed named Windows Server "Longhorn", but on May 15, 2007, Bill Gates announced its official name on Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2007.
This operating system has several new features compared to its previous version. Many of these new features are present in Windows Vista.
Windows Server 2008 removed support for processors without ACPI. It is the first version of Windows Server that includes Hyper-V and is also the final version of Windows Server that supports x86-based processors (also know as IA-32-based or 32-bit processors). It's successor, Windows Server 2008 R2 requires a 64-bit processor in any supported architecture (x86-64 for x86 and Itanium).
References[change | change source]
- ↑ http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/04/25/beta-3-is-go.aspx
- ↑ "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