Microsoft Server 2008 and Onsite Computer in New Orleans

April 24, 2008

Microsoft conducted their Partner Briefing Road Show in New Orleans on April 23, 2008.  One of the lectures was specific to Windows Server 2008, released by Microsoft  on February 27, 2008.  According to Microsoft, the development of Server 2008 is driven by forces in the IT environment: increased availability, increased responsiveness, improved utilization, and lowered operational costs. 

There are a few changes I recall from the lecture.  The Windows server core will operate only by command line – the GUI interface is gone in this addition to the Server product line.  Server 2008 is loaded with new key networking features like ‘Policy-Based Quality of Service.’  One of the enhanced security features of interest to IT managers, especially those whose network was compromised in the past, is the ‘Read Only Domain Controller.’

An important question from an On-Site Computer Services client in New Orleans is when will Microsoft discontinue the support life cycle for Server 2003?  I think the best answer is it ‘depends.’  The exact date is often difficult for Microsoft to predict, and Microsoft sometimes changes policy dates. 

If you’re searching for computer consulting, repairs or service of your Microsoft based system or network in the New Orleans area, then call the knowledgeable, reputable Microsoft specialists at Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans 504-469-6991.

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Services post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at On-Site Computer Services, Inc. serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District.  Please visit our website at


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