Windows Server

Windows Server 2008 RC1 due this week

Microsoft plans to issue the first release candidate of Windows Server 2008 this coming week. <br /><br /> 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.

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.

Except from CNET News.com:

[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.

Are you waiting for Viridian next year in lieu of deploying (and paying for) VMware's ESX Server now?

About

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

2 comments
deanpoppe
deanpoppe

You are correct that the release yesterday was the first release candidate for Windows 2008, however, it is RC0.

paulmah
paulmah

Are you waiting for Viridian next year in lieu of deploying (and paying for) VMware?s ESX Server now?

Editor's Picks