Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 is slated for widespread availability on March 1, after a gala launch on February 27. But when will it enter widespread usage? A major report released today seems to present an overly rosy picture.
With Windows Server 2008 to be widely available to everyone in March, how many businesses and other organizations are really going to migrate to the new OS, and when? Technology retailer CDW Corp. today released survey results claiming that 68% of all organizations are going to adopt the new Windows Server, with 18% already in the planning stages.
But despite updated capabilities for WS2K8 such as virtualization, better support for clustering, built-in PowerShell, and the Server Core command-line-only installation option, CDW's success estimates might still be more than a tad on the rosy side.
CDW is a reseller of Windows licenses, in addition to other software and hardware. Back when Microsoft was preparing Windows Vista for retail shipment, for instance, CDW predicted that 86% of all organizations would eventually adopt Vista, with 20% doing so within the first 12 months.
But figures released by CDW in January of this year -- some 15 months after Vista went to RTM -- indicate a slightly different reality.
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