Microsoft plans to issue the first release candidate of Windows Server 2008 this coming week.
And yes, for virtualization fans, the release candidate will include a test version of Microsoft's hypervisor. Code-named Viridian, it allows multiple operating systems to be run on Windows Server 2008 simultaneously.
[Mike] Neil showed a server running virtual machines on Viridian, one the bare-bones "reduced-footprint" version of Windows Server 2008 and another Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server. The software can take advantage of the horsepower of a four-processor Xeon system, Neil said.
Mike Neil is Microsoft's general manager of virtualization.
Viridian is scheduled to be shipped within 180 days of the final version of Windows Server 2008.
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