Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Released to Manufacturing, Paving the Way for the Heroes Happen Here Launch
Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2008, the most advanced Server operating system to date, has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and will be available to customers on March 1st, signifying yet another important milestone on the road to the ‘Heroes Happen Here’ global launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008, which will take place in Los Angeles on February 27th, 2008, and in Amman on March 11th, 2008.
Windows Server 2008 helps alleviate the pressures from rapidly changing technology, increasing costs, security concerns and expanding business needs by automating daily management tasks, tightening security, improving efficiency and increasing availability. It also offers virtualization solutions that will enable IT professionals to reduce costs, increase hardware utilization, optimize infrastructure and improver server availability.
Ihsan Anabtawi, Marketing Manager of Microsoft Jordan said, “Building upon the strength and reliability of Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 brings customers the most secure, reliable and tested version of Windows Server.”
To add to the benefits customers will be receiving from Windows Server 2008, Microsoft also announced that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been released to manufacturing and will be available to customers in March so that when combined with Windows Server 2008 customers will see a number of improvements in security, manageability, overall system performance, as well as streamlined planning and deployment.
Windows Visa has become the fastest selling operating system in history, and with the release of Windows Vista SP1, Microsoft has made great progress on improving the overall quality and performance of Windows Vista by enhancing reliability, security and compatibility, based on feedback received from customers and partners.
In mid-march, Microsoft will release Windows Vista SP1 to Windows Update and the download center on Microsoft.com, and in mid-April, Microsoft will begin delivering Windows Vista SP1 to Windows Vista customers using Automatic Update.
Microsoft Volume Licensing customers with active Microsoft Software Assurance coverage or an Enterprise Agreement will be able to download the server software toward the end of February as part of the joint Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 Heroes Happen Here Launch event.