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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Active Network
6 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Windows Server 2008 R2 is a major release and just as consumers are in love with Windows 7, folks in the IT World should feel just the same about Microsoft’s latest NOS. Obviously I have only touched the tip of the ice berg here, I have not even looked at some of the renamed Terminal Services roles such as Remote Desktop Services which includes significant enhancements for how users access session based desktops, virtual machine based desktop and applications hosted by...
  • Pros: Improvements through scalability and flexibility with Hyper-V R2 Significant improvements to productivity for mobile users when deployed together with Windows 7 on the desktop such as BranchCache and Direct Access., Better application management and access through BitLocker, Simplified Administration through new and improved Active Directory Services., Limited need for VPN on the client side
  • Cons: Requires serious planning and thought when contemplating deployment., Features such as Hyper-V, Direct Access will require serious hardware or signicant investment in upgrades to see reliable performance from aforementioned technologies., Although Windows 7 is not required to use Windows Server 2008 R2 on the Server side, you probably will see more benefits when both are deployed together.
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

tecchannel.de
2 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Microsoft verspricht bei seinem Betriebssystem Windows Server 2008 R2 weniger Stromverbrauch. Wir überprüfen diese Aussage und evaluieren die Performance und Energieeffizienz im Vergleich zu Windows Server 2003 R2 und 2008 SP2.
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