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I have had a number of customers and partners asking what "Microsoft" products will be supported at the Windows Server 2008 at launch and beyond? Fair question and below is the current status. I have placed them into four categories, RTM, H1 2008, H2 2008 and not supported. Hope this helps.

What will support Windows Server 2008 at RTM?

  • .NET Framework 2.0 (installed)
  • .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 ( part of Application Server role )
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • Dynamics CRM 4.0
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP1
  • Forefront Security Server 1.0
  • MOSS SP1 ( installation notes for Windows Server 2008)
  • SQL Server 2005 SP2
  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (Formerly SMS)
  • System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 SP1 ( installation notes for Windows Server 2008 )
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • WSUS 3.0 SP1

Clearly there are some critical applications which are included in this list, including SQL, Exchange, MOSS and Windows Sharepoint Services. We will ship the Hyper-V technology 180days after RTM.

What are we planning to support in the first half of 2008?

  • Dynamics AX 2009
  • MOM SP1
  • SCCM 2007SP1
  • Forefront Client Security SP1

What are we planning to support in the second half of 2008?

  • Application Virtualization 4.5
  • Commerce Server 2007 SP2
  • HIS 2006 SP1
  • MOM 2005 SP1
  • SQL Server 2008
  • System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 
  • Windows System Center VMM 2.0
  • Windows Essential Business Server
  • Windows Small Business Server Codenamed "Cougar"
  • Windows HPC Server 2008

So What will not be supported?

  • SMS 2003
  • System Center Reporting Manager
  • Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 and earlier

Some server products are missing from the list. More will be known in the coming months, but this is a pretty complete list.