Developers looking to take advantage of the new features in R2 should be delighted to hear about a new training kit made available for download by MS.
Written up as “Not your average R2!”, the following comments found here, go some way to explain why they feel this is a big thing for developers out there!
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
• Power Management
• Web Workloads
• Enterprise Workloads
• Powerful Platform Management