Windows® Server® 2008 R2 is the latest release of the Windows operating system for Server workloads. Windows Server 2008 R2 builds upon the exceptional legacy of Windows Server 2008. R2 is an incremental release to Windows Server 2008 – and only the second time that Windows Client and Server releases are shipped simultaneously (Windows 2000 Server was first). While Windows 7 is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions, R2 is the first 64-bit only Server release. Microsoft focused on the following key technology investment areas with Windows Server 2008 R2.

• Platform Scalability
• Virtualization
• Power Management
• Web Workloads
• Enterprise Workloads
• Powerful Platform Management

Availability of the installation media will occur in mid-August for download on MSDN, TechNet, and http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2008R2

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