Waiting for Microsoft, Windows Server 2008

September 4, 2007

Another operating system, another delay….

Microsoft has now pushed back Windows Server 2008 release to manufacturing to the first quarter. Release to manufacturing had been expected by the end of this year. The change foreshadows that the new server software will not likely be broadly available for its scheduled Feb. 27, 2008 launch.

Come on Microsoft, I’ve a small client with five machines running Windows Vista and Office 2007, with plans to be ten next year. It would be a shame not to deploy Windows Server 2008 which is optimised for the latest desktop and office products. I really don’t want to install 2003, nor do I want the network to fall over because the work group has hit the 10 concurrent share limit.

So here are some pointers if your planning to roll out 2008 next year

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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/server/windows_server_2008_delayed_again.html

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Author: Support @ 8:00 am
Category: Business, Windows




3 Comments »

  1. I for one am glad for the delays as I’m not mentally ready for 2008 yet as I’m still trying to figure out where Windows 2003 R2 fits in to the whole equation. I don’t appear to be able to patch/update to from Windows 2003 Server it and there’s no way I’m going to purchase it separately and re-install servers with it - yet there is some great functionality I’d love to get out of it such as raising the AD Scheme Version to 31 from 30. I’m only just in the planning stages about shutting off the last remaining Windows 2000 Servers to give me a complete Windows 2003 environment.

    Jas.
    theitmanagersjournal.blogspot.com

    Comment by Jason Slater — September 4, 2007 @ 10:32 am

  2. Actually, I’ve just answered my own question about R2 here:

    http://theitmanagersjournal.blogspot.com/2007/09/active-directory-issues-with-r2.html

    Jas.
    theitmanagersjournal.blogspot.com

    Comment by Jason Slater — September 4, 2007 @ 11:24 am

  3. I remember having to get rid of NT boxes in my last job, now its the turn of Windows 2000. I suppose its getting on for 8-9 years old now.

    Thanks for the quality comments/links as ever Jason.

    Jamie

    Comment by Jamie — September 7, 2007 @ 10:01 am

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