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Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn) Virtual Labs, podcasts, webcasts, voting on feedback to product teams, understanding Server Core, PowerShell Quick Reference Guide


Windows Server 2008: Maximize Control, Flexibility, and Protection

See how Windows Server 2008 can help you increase the flexibility of your server infrastructure. Use the online resources to learn how you improve your organization's networking infrastructure, security, server performance, and reliability.

Windows Server 2008: Maximize Control, Flexibility, and Protection > Overview

Spend less time on day-to-day tasks and more time adding value to your business with this next-generation server operating system. Windows Server 2008 helps you to increase the flexibility of your server infrastructure while saving time and reducing costs. Powerful new management tools and security enhancements allow you to have more control over your servers while providing advanced protection so you can spend less time on everyday tasks and more time bringing greater value to your organization.

Leverage these online resources to explore Windows Server 2008 today.


Watch these 90-minute Windows Server 2008 webcasts and learn how your organization can leverage the enhancements in Windows Server 2008. Tune in for live webcasts and stream or download webcasts for on-demand viewing.

Virtual Labs

Try out Windows Server 2008 during a virtual lab. It's simple—no complex setup or installation is required. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module, and you can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks anytime.


Stream or download these TechNet audio podcasts onto your favorite podcast software or mobile device. These podcasts are free and do not require registration—just click, listen, and learn about Windows Server 2008.


Join an online, text-based question and answer session in real time from a chat room. This is your opportunity to interact with Microsoft experts on Windows Server 2008, provide feedback, and get answers to your tough questions.


Understand the Server Core Option for Installing Windows Server 2008

The Server Core installation option of the Windows Server 2008 operating system is a new option for installing Windows Server 2008. A Server Core installation provides a minimal environment for running specific server roles that reduces the maintenance and management requirements and the attack surface for those server roles.


Windows Server 2008 Scenario Voting and Feedback Tool

Use the Windows Server 2008 Scenario Voting tool to access a list of 380 validated scenarios for more than 43 different server categories for Beta 3. You can use this list to build test plans, access related technical documentation, and send feedback about Windows Server 2008 Beta 3. Scenario Voting enables you to establish a direct connection with the product teams by allowing you to try a list of featured end-user scenarios and easily "vote" on your experience.

Windows PowerShell Quick Reference

Quick reference guide to commonly-used Windows PowerShell commands. For best results, open the file in Microsoft Word, print the contents to legal-sized paper (8 inches by 14 inches), and fold the resulting printout in half, making a four-page booklet.





Posted Wed, Jul 4 2007 7:18 AM by David Overton

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