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

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