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Windows Server 2008
Part of the Microsoft Windows family
Initial release February 27, 2008 [info]
Preview release June CTP (Build 6001.16606) (June 2007) [info]
Source model Proprietary software
License Microsoft EULA
Kernel type Hybrid kernel
Support status
Released to manufacturing

Windows Server 2008 is the name of a server operating system from Microsoft, the previous version of which was Windows Server 2003.

This operating system was codenamed named Windows Server "Longhorn", but on May 15, 2007, Bill Gates announced its official name on Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2007.

This operating system has several new features compared to its previous version. Many of these new features are present in Windows Vista.



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