Busy busy week for Microsoft! Earlier I mentioned Microsoft ending support for Windows XP SP2 and ending support for Windows Server 2000. Even more interesting is that Microsoft has finally released Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 BETA. I mentioned the requirements for getting the beta in a blurb about Windows 7 earlier, however I didn’t want the Windows 7 release to overshadow this release. As mentioned in the Windows 7 article, you can download both SP1 Beta for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Sp1 Beta from here.
The Server 2008 SP1 promises better IT efficiency, new features, higher compatibility, hotfixes, Security Updates and minor tweaks that will meet user expectations. As I’ve said before, Microsoft is currently rushing to release more updates and new software, while dropping support for older operating systems like Server 2000. We’ll keep you in the groove with related news as we hear about it!