Windows Server 2008 R2 review

Windows 7 may now be available at retail, but for larger businesses it will only come alive when used in conjunction with Windows Server 2008 R2. We take a look what the new server platform brings.

number of SKUs has reached frankly ridiculous proportions. Licensing has never been more complicated and confusing, and Microsoft simply must make sweeping changes to simplify the mess. More confusion makes for unhappy customers.

If you can wade through the licensing treacle, and make sense of the final invoice, then there is no better business platform today.

Verdict

The best Windows Server platform yet, and one which forms a superb core to the wide range of server-hosted technologies that Microsoft now offers. That said, Microsoft needs to do more work on its licensing structure to make migration smoother.

Processor: 1.4 GHz or greater Memory: 512 MB or greater Peripherals: Mouse or compatible device, keyboard Optical drive: DVD-ROM for installtion, Display: SVGA monitor Hard disk: 32GB required for installation

Featured Resources

The ultimate law enforcement agency guide to going mobile

Best practices for implementing a mobile device program

Free download

The business value of Red Hat OpenShift

Platform cost savings, ROI, and the challenges and opportunities of Red Hat OpenShift

Free download

Managing security and risk across the IT supply chain: A practical approach

Best practices for IT supply chain security

Free download

Digital remote monitoring and dispatch services’ impact on edge computing and data centres

Seven trends redefining remote monitoring and field service dispatch service requirements

Free download

Recommended

16 ways to speed up your laptop
Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

15 Oct 2021
Apple MacBook Pro 15in vs Dell XPS 15: Clash of the titans
Laptops

Apple MacBook Pro 15in vs Dell XPS 15: Clash of the titans

11 Oct 2021
How to virtualise Windows 7 inside Windows 10
Microsoft Windows

How to virtualise Windows 7 inside Windows 10

9 Sep 2021
Lenovo and VMware collaborate on resilient edge computing
Network & Internet

Lenovo and VMware collaborate on resilient edge computing

7 Sep 2021

Most Popular

Best Linux distros 2021
operating systems

Best Linux distros 2021

11 Oct 2021
Windows 11 has problems with Oracle VirtualBox
Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 has problems with Oracle VirtualBox

5 Oct 2021
What is cyber warfare?
Security

What is cyber warfare?

15 Oct 2021