Microsoft officials highlighted company’s wave of enterprise server products during kick-off keynotes at TechEd Europe conference. Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS2008R2) has a lot of unsung features that could be of interest to IT pros, such as Hyper-V live migration, better branch caching support and VPN-less networking (BranchCache and Direct Access) when Windows 7 is used in conjunction with R2. But there’re more than 100 features part of R2 release, company officials said. It's Microsoft's top-level list of what's new in R2 aka Windows 7 Server. But there’re lots of less-publicized features in latest Server release. The following slides feature 10 of lesser-known ones that Microsoft’s predicting could be popular with IT pros.
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