Hi All,

Today Microsoft has announced the availability of the RC of Windows Server 2008 R2.  TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers can access the download today!  General availability of the RC will be made public in the coming days. 

I thought it would be a good time to post up some of the resources we have made available to help prepare you for Windows Server 2008 R2.

Edge Videos

- Active Directory Recycle Bin
- Migration Portal Interview
- Migration Toolkit Installation Screencast
- Migration Toolkit DHCP migration Screencast
- Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows Server 2008 R2

Learning Resources

- WS08 R2 Overview Presentation

- WS08 R2 Reviewers Guide Beta

- 10 Tasks Made Easier by WS08 R2

- Changes in Functionality from WS08 to WS08 R2

- Direct Access Technical Overview

Planning Resources

- AD Updates on WS08 R2

- Live Migration Whitepaper

- Networking Enhancements for Enterprises

- Building a Branch Infrastructure Using WS08 R2

- Branch Cache in Win7 & WS08 R2

- Direct Access in Win7 & WS08 R2

Piloting Resources

- Migrate to WS08 R2 (Beta)

- Step-by-Step Guide to Using Live Migration in WS08 R2

- Branch Cache Early Adopter Guide

- Direct Access Early Adopter Guide

- Extending TS and Hyper-V VDI in WS08 R2

- Windows Deployment Server for WS08 R2

- WS08 R2 Streamlined Management

- VPN Reconnect Deployment Guide

Nick.