Skip to content
Windows Server Blog


Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: United States, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan! (And we’ve added dates in February!) 

Hi, this isChrista Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group, back with this week’s updates on the next stops in the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow. This time, I’m happy to announce we’ve got four more events in the United States, new cities in Australia, and events in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur...Read more

Remote Access: SMBs Will Continue to Get Enterprise-Caliber Capabilities With SBS and EBS 

Windows Server 2008 R2 will soon be fully launched, providing a host of new capabilities that will help dial down costs and improve productivity. A key design tenent, which we’ve discussed in this blog, is how Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 together offer several net-new features, including DirectAccess and BranchCache, for more effective and cost...Read more

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess (Beta) Released! 

Today, in support of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 joint launch, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is pleased to announce the beta release of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess that offers Microsoft customers and partners the best practice to streamline the planning and design process of a DirectAccess infrastructure. DirectAccess is one of the...Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2: Ready to Rock and Roll 

Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM is here. Programming done. Code frozen. That means for organizations looking to take advantage of the significant performance, productivity and cost-saving features inherent in the new Windows Server and Windows 7, the time to start planning, testing and deploying is now. Fortunately, you don’t have to feel like pioneer when...Read more

When to expect Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM 

We have received many requests from our customers and partners on when they will be able to get their hands on RTM code of Windows Server 2008 R2. As the Windows Server Operations Manager, I wanted to provide a broad timeline on when different groups of customers and partners will get the final RTM code. For...Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 Reaches the RTM Milestone! 

  The acronym stands for Release to Manufacturing, and it means this latest release of Windows Server 2008 R2 is now blessed by engineering as ready for the manufacturing process. We’re talking final code. Sun shining, birds singing, children dancing in the streets. With evaluation software available for download in the first half of August...Read more

Announcing Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta! 

  For homo sapiens, getting older is painful. Take me for example. Nine hours on a plane never bothered me when I was in my 20s with a rubber backbone. But a couple of weeks out from birthday # 43 and one cross-country airplane ride translates into a sudden spinal meltdown that has me lying...Read more

DirectAccess Makes Remote Computing Ubiquitous 

Hit PDC, WinHEC or any other tech event this month and Windows Server 2008 R2 is going to be a common topic of conversation. And the most common feature discussed in those conversations is likely to be Live Migration, since it’s something on which we’ve received a ton of positive customer feedback. But while LM...Read more