Synergies of Microsoft Windows 7 and Server 2008 RC

May 19, 2009

Yesterday Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans received an email from a Microsoft Business client regarding Windows 7 interoperability with server software. As most recall, Vista did not operate in a Server 2003 environment, preferring Windows Server 2008 for a seamless experience. Windows 7 also has its favorite server software, Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate (RC).

Windows Server 2008 RC has been available as a RC for about a week and the final version is planned to ship in duo with Windows 7 – Microsoft confirmed Windows 7 will be ready for customers by the 2009 holiday season.

Microsoft is publicizing business efficiency and reduced savings from the combination of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 RC. Two of the ballyhooed features resulting from the union of Windows 7 and Server 2008 RC are BranchCache and DirectAccessBranchCache is designed for improved access to remote files away from corporate headquarters. DirectAccess is designed for remote connections to corporate networks without a VPN.

According to Microsoft, the marriage of Windows7 / Server 2008 RC provides instant enhanced efficiencies and improvements in employee productivity. DirectAccess immediately presents reduced expenses by eliminating the need for VPNs, while BranchCache increases worker efficiency with files in remote locations.

In a briefing late last week a Microsoft Windows Server marketing executive touted the efficiencies of the Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 union. Companies that have been testing DirectAccess and BranchCache are seeing immediate improvements in employee productivity.  Direct savings result from DirectAccess’s elimination of VPNs and the associated WAN bandwidth, while BranchCache improves employee productivity by speeding access to files in distant locations.

This week, along with a plethora of announcements at the TechEd show in Los Angeles, Microsoft is expected to reveal other synergies for small business users of the Windows 7 / Server 2008 RC duo. Stay tuned as Onsite continues its review of Microsoft’s latest offerings for small businesses.

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

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This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at Onsite Computer 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 for New Orleans Computer Service.


2 Responses to “Synergies of Microsoft Windows 7 and Server 2008 RC”

  1. ServerAdmin Says:

    For the record, Vista *does* function in a Windows Server 2003 environment.

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