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Testseek.co.uk have collected 22 expert reviews of the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and the average rating is 74%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
 
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The editors liked

  • Easy to install
  • Compatible with a huge range of servers and I/O adapter cards
  • A simple option for organisations wanting to test server virtualisation
  • Important new features reduce the cost of running corporate networks
  • Including Network Access Protection
  • Server Core
  • PowerShell and Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Many existing components
  • Such as IIS
  • Terminal Services and the filesharing protocol h...

The editors didn't like

  • VMs could be affected by software problems with the host Windows server
  • All VMs must be temporarily halted if host server needs a reboot following patching
  • Need to buy extra software to manage HyperV server farms
  • Requires a 64bit Intel VTor AMDVcomp...
  • Many new features are not compatible with older Windows desktop and server systems
  • Upgrades to existing servers will need careful planning
  • More care is needed when purchasing Terminal Service Client Access Licences
  • .NET framework and PowerShell are ...

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  Published: 2008-08-18, review by: zdnet.co.uk

  • Easy to install, Compatible with a huge range of servers and I/O adapter cards, A simple option for organisations wanting to test server virtualisation
  • VMs could be affected by software problems with the host Windows server, All VMs must be temporarily halted if host server needs a reboot following patching, Need to buy extra software to manage HyperV server farms, Requires a 64bit Intel VTor AMDVcomp...
  • Microsofts Hyper-V is a solid virtualisation platform thats compatible with a wide range of modern server hardware...

 
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  Published: 2008-02-28, review by: itpro.co.uk

  • A monster of an OS platform, but one which is wrapped up with kid gloves with unprecedented handholding and support and management infrastructure. Without doubt, the best Windows Server release ever, offering unparalleled levels of capability and power...

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  Published: 2008-02-27, review by: zdnet.co.uk

  • Important new features reduce the cost of running corporate networks, including Network Access Protection, Server Core, PowerShell and Read Only Domain Controllers, Many existing components, such as IIS, Terminal Services and the filesharing protocol h...
  • Many new features are not compatible with older Windows desktop and server systems, Upgrades to existing servers will need careful planning, More care is needed when purchasing Terminal Service Client Access Licences, .NET framework and PowerShell are ...
  • Windows Server 2008 is easier to install and manage than previous versions, and has many new and improved features that should encourage organisations to upgrade...

 
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  Published: 2008-02-22, review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • Windows Server 2008 is definitely faster, more manageable and secure. But its still missing the virtual link. Tom Henderson and Rand Dvorak, Network World ...

 
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  Published: 2008-02-01, review by: alphr.com

  • Don't wait for SP1 - whatever size your business is, now is the time to bite the bullet and upgrade to Server 2008. ...

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  Published: 2007-10-19, review by: tomshardware.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Microsoft will release Windows 2008 Server as the direct successor to Windows 2003 Server in the spring of next year. The new server OS, also known under the code name Longhorn, shares a code base with Windows Vista and incorporates many additions. Us...

 
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  Published: 2008-07-16, review by: eweek.com

  • Abstract:  VirtualizationReady or Not, VMware, Here Comes Hyper-V By Cameron Sturdevant2008-07-16 Article Views: 9251Article Rating: / 15 Rate This Article:Poor Best Add This Article To: Digg this Del.icio.us Slashdot Y! My Web E-mail Print Furl Goog...

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  Published: 2008-06-24, review by: computerworld.com

  • Abstract:  Hyper-V is finally here -- almost. With the recent delivery of Release Candidate 1, Microsoft is shifting from major engineering operations mode to cross-the-is-and-dot-the-ts mode. The majority of the Hyper-V bits, including an ever-expanding list o...

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  Published: 2008-06-23, review by: infoworld.com

  • Abstract:  Microsofts attempt at toppling VMware VI3 is chock-full of classic embrace-and-extend goodness, including support in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (tested in beta) for managing VI3 assets. The Hyper-V hypervisor technology is sound and shoul...

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  Published: 2008-06-07, review by: informationweek.com

  • Abstract:  Pros Tight security, thanks to reduced attack surfaceSmall build installs lightning fastOnly binaries required to run server role are installed Cons How do you feel about the DOS prompt?No upgrade path from Server Core to full build, or vice versaNo sh...

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