While the Windows 8 operating system for desktops and tablets was the star of the show on the first day, yesterday and today Windows 8 Server is getting some attention.
The Server 8 keynote is available on the BUILD homepage until it is replaced with today’s webcast. 24-48 hours after the keynote, it should be available again for watching with everything else on the Build Press page. In addition, you can read through the press release Microsoft provided of day two events covering Visual Studio, Windows Server 8, and the Azure platform.
The Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog gives a nice summary in its Windows Server 8: An Introduction blog article. More posts are promised in the coming weeks and months on the various topics surrounding the Server platform, so this will be an area to follow.
While BUILD is for developers, a few sessions could be of interest to IT Pros and Datacenter managers:
- Windows Server 8
- Windows Server performance improvements and optimizations
- Windows Server 8 apps must run without a GUI
- Using Windows Server 8 for building private and public IaaS clouds
- Windows Server 8 software and hardware certification
- Reduce costs using new power efficiencies in Windows Server 8
- Business and partnering opportunities: Windows Server 8 continuous availability
- Designing the building blocks for a Windows Server 8 cloud
- Network acceleration and other NIC technologies for the data center