Windows Server 2008 R2 beta ready for downloading

Microsoft has released beta versions of the next Windows Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta (betcha can't say that product name three times fast). According to Microsoft's VolkerW's WebLog, the infamously delayed Live Migration is included in the Hyper-V beta, Microsoft's standalone virtualization server. The beta also includes support for failover clustering, improved memory and CPU support, updated config utility, says VokerW. (Also see related stories: 9 myths of Microsoft virtualization busted or confirmed and Windows Server 2008 R2 beta airs)

Here's a list of links and documents for the beta.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta download

Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta download        

Stand-alone Hyper-V beta overview document                                

Overview documents for Windows Server 2008 R2 beta

Stand-alone Hyper-V Beta Configuration Tool Guide

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