Windows Server 8 First Looks

Microsoft's proposed Server Manager for Windows 8 Server Editions helps explain a lot of what Microsoft proposes in Windows Server 8: Ease and flexibility
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Server Manager is the new interface for Windows Server 8

Windows Server 8 is categorically different than its predecessor versions. There's an argument to say that it's not actually Windows as its default will run in Server Core format, although the Windows GUI will be available if desired. The center of Windows Server administration is now to be PowerShell-driven, rather than through the maze of administrative GUIs that have been the mainstay of Windows Server versions for nearly two decades. What follows is a first look at the new Server Manager shell as it exists in the pre-beta Windows Server 8 developer edition.

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