Security features as prime mover on Windows Server 2008

Better security is the biggest draw of Windows Server 2008, the newest server operating system from Microsoft Corp., but worries about first-version bugs top their list of concerns, according to a recent survey.Of the nearly 800 IT decision makers polled by CDW Corp., 49% cited security features as the benefit of most interest to their […]

Better security is the biggest draw of Windows Server 2008, the newest server operating system from Microsoft Corp., but worries about first-version bugs top their list of concerns, according to a recent survey.

Of the nearly 800 IT decision makers polled by CDW Corp., 49% cited security features as the benefit of most interest to their company, school or government agency. Other perceived benefits of Windows Server 2008, said the CDW survey, included faster setup and configuration (41%), easier administration (40%) and the OS's new integrated virtualization (35%).

"Security ranked number one, both here and in the three surveys we did on Windows Vista," said David Cottingham, director of product and product management at the computer and software reseller. "It's [because] Microsoft's been effective in getting its message across," he said, referring to the security drum that the developer has pounded for both Windows Vista and Server 2008. "They spent a lot of time talking about security.

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Microsoft, WS2008, Windows Server 2008, Security, Features