Windows Thread, Server 2008, released 27th February? in Technical; I have just been told that Windows Server 2008 is to be released 27th February 08. Can anyone confirm this?
10th February 2008, 09:47 PM #1
Server 2008, released 27th February?
I have just been told that Windows Server 2008 is to be released 27th February 08. Can anyone confirm this?
10th February 2008, 09:49 PM #2
Just found this looks like he was correct.
The response from IT professionals and developers has been strong (over two million
beta and evaluation versions have been requested) as the company moves toward the February 27 worldwide launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008.
Look at all the versions, its like vista! - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...-overview.aspx
Last edited by FN-GM; 10th February 2008 at 10:05 PM.
10th February 2008, 10:16 PM #3
It's already available on MSDN - I've had it for a few days, but no 64bit hardware to test it on
10th February 2008, 10:17 PM #4
Is there no 32 bit version?
10th February 2008, 10:18 PM #5
- Rep Power
Hyper-V sounds like a fancy Virtual Server application
2 Thanks to Lithium:
flashsnaps (12th February 2008), FN-GM (10th February 2008)
10th February 2008, 10:21 PM #6
10th February 2008, 10:23 PM #7
Yes its then, got a Vista Gadget counting down the days till Server 2008 / Vis Studio 2008 and SQL 2008. 16 Days to go
But already had it since the day it hit RTM, running well on a HP Proliant Server. Its very Green
10th February 2008, 10:24 PM #8
10th February 2008, 10:34 PM #9
- Rep Power
The tech specs list 32bit Processors min 1ghz and max of 4gb of RAM... so I would assume it is, I guess certain aspects are locked out if you aren't running on 64bit proccies.
If it doesn't, surely that would seriosly hurt the adoption rate of Server 2008 - even when BECTA say its ok...
Thanks to Lithium from:
FN-GM (10th February 2008)
10th February 2008, 10:44 PM #10
I think i will download it tomrrow at work and have a play. Cheers
11th February 2008, 07:31 AM #11
Running it on 32 bit here (in a VM)
Originally Posted by Lithium
If they had made it 64 bit only I don't think it would particularly cause problems; if you're buying new servers I can't see any reason not to buy 64 bit now and this has been the case for a while. We tend not to upgrade server software during the life of a server (so we still have a small number of 2000 servers running which work fine so there's no point in the hassle of upgrading)
11th February 2008, 11:34 PM #12
Its in both 32 and 64bit flavours this time, and this time is the LAST time it will be, next version is 64bit only. This one was supposed to be 64bit only but they did a 32bit one.
12th February 2008, 08:47 AM #13
It makes sense really to use this one as a transition version. Much like Vista is a transition version of the client end. XP's 64bit offering was useless.
It gives companies plenty of time to alter their software to work with 64 bit and vista - thus making it work with the next release... I hope.
Roll on 64bit, vista compatible SIMS.net with all it's gubbins such as System Manager...
12th February 2008, 09:40 AM #14
Cool, didnt realise it was being released so soon!
Downloading the final version from Technet now..will put it on a physical test box rather than a VM now
12th February 2008, 09:41 AM #15
At a recent Microsoft Conference (5th Feb) they said they were releasing for purchase within 180 days.
Microsoft well within a deadline?!?! Oh wait they were supposed to release it 3 years ago
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