Better security is the biggest draw of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft's recently-launched operating system. However, IT pros are also worried about first-version bugs bedevilling the system, which is due for official release next Wednesday. That's according to a survey from US reseller CDW, which surveyed 800 tech decision makers. Of these, 49 percent cited security features as the benefit of most interest to their organisation. Other perceived benefits of Windows Server 2008, according to the survey, included faster setup and configuration (cited by 41 percent of the respondents), easier administration (40 percent) and the operating system's new integrated virtualisation (35 percent).
"Security ranked No. 1, both here and in the three surveys we did on Windows Vista," said David Cottingham, CDW's director of product and product management. "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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