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Download Windows Server "8" Beta

Discussion in 'Software' started by jk2447, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Don't mind if I do :)
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Cool, installed it yet mate?
     
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    Going to give it a whirl tonight mate :) I had my money on Server 2012. I suppose it could still be that on account of the quotation marks around the 8 on MS's website.
    Calling it Windows 8 is just going to confuse with 2008 IMHO so I'm surprised they've called the Beta that for the Server edition. Fair due's for the client OS.
     
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    I've downloaded it too going to have a play with it tonight, I'm most interested in any hyper-v enhancements. But I do really hope that have improved the appliance feel of the OS, I think that 2k8R2 really feels like an appliance (set and forget type of thing) so hopefully they've refined that even more in server 8.
     
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    I'll take a look later :D

    I haven't read too much into it, but it's my understanding that the 'Server Core'-esque installation supports PowerShell properly (fingers crossed you can have a GUI-less Exchange Server now, which you can't on 2008), and that Hyper-V is dramatically improved. I'm not so sure about trying to implement the Metro style GUI, but who uses GUIs these days anyway?! ;)
     
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    you know what, so far actually I quite like it!
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Good stuff - will kick off the download later I think.
     
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