the so waited Windows Server 2008 RC0 is now available for download. This release includes the first public release of Windows Server virtualization (codenamed Viridian).
Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate helps IT professionals to increase the flexibility and reliability of their server infrastructure while offering developers a more robust web and applications platform for building connected applications and services.
Windows Server 2008 RC0 Standard Edition
Windows Server 2008 RC0 Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 RC0 Enterprise
Windows Web Server 2008 RC0
NOTE: This product requires a valid product key for activation, and expires on April 7, 2008. (Support: ReadMe & Release Notes)
Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides
Windows Server 2008 Security Guide
Windows Server 2008 Technical Library
Windows Server 2008 Technical Overviews
Other useful links:
Windows Team blog
TechNet Tech Library
You can either download on the link below a VHD image of WIndows Server 2008 beta 3 for use with Virtual Server 2005 R2 :
Just to remember you that Windows Server 2008 will be launched jointly with Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 on Feb. 27, 2008.
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