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Windows Server 8 beta version is out, soon after the Windows 8 consumer preview…and Installing of the beta version requires a minimum 1.4 GHz 64 bit processor, 512 MB RAM and 32 GB of free disk space and upgrade path for this version of Server 8 is from a Windows Server 2008 R2…The two ways of Windows Server 8 installation: Server Core (POWER SHELL…love to be back like the old days..DOS), which is the option Microsoft recommends and Server with a GUI Installation.
- Installation itself…fastest installation..
- Metro style…not like Windows 8 desktop theme…but on the server, each core program will represent a tile….cool
- Server Manager…provides a centralized view of all logged events, services, and performance alerts on the local and all remote servers. The Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) gives recommendations for optimizing roles by scanning and reporting any best practice violations and its now located within the new Server Manager dashboard.
- Resilient File System (ReFS) offering and advantages over NTFS, such as extremely scalable volume size and pushes the maximum file length beyond the 255 characters. ReFS is anticipated to be used mostly in conjunction with Server 8’s Storage Spaces feature for automatically repairing data corruption…will see
- Microsoft Online Backup Service is encrypted cloud backup for Windows 8 beta servers….Internet bandwidth…hmmmm
- Metro Style RDP …oooooo
- Remote Desktop Services and VoIP Integration…i really need to see this one
- Cluster Aware Updating Self-Updating Mode…is used to provide high availability of data and applications using multi servers, or to provide increased processing power. In Windows Server 8’s they introduced to Cluster Aware Updating (CAU)—a feature in which all nodes in a cluster are updates in an automated way with no downtime of machines in the cluster.
- Hyper-V …Increased Memory and VHD capacity on Server 8 ..VHD now supports to 64TB…till today it was only 1TB???.
- SMB encryption
I think now the action time….we all waiting for a long time to get a good look and feel…Microsoft attempted it on Vista..and got hurt!!!…i think this time will be a stable platform like windows 7…best of luck to team
With Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free!
Outlook Hotmail Connector enables you to use your Live Hotmail accounts within Outlook:
- Read and send your Office Live Mail/Windows Live Hotmail e-mail messages.
- Manage your contacts in Windows Live Hotmail.
- Use advanced options for blocking junk e-mail messages.
- Manage multiple e-mail accounts in one place.
- Manage, and synchronize multiple calendars, including shared calendars to Windows Live Calendar from Outlook
If you use the Outlook Hotmail Connector with Outlook 2010 you gain these additional benefits:
- Your Safe Sender List/Blocked sender list/Safe Recipient lists are synchronized between Outlook and Hotmail.
- Send/receive works like your other Outlook accounts.
- Your Hotmail account status appears in the Outlook status bar.
- Rules work with the Hotmail account in Outlook even if it’s not your primary account.
To download this from Microsoft site, click here
If you click this one, and in your organization, if you don’t have IRMS server, below screen will appear.