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[cNET] Microsoft exec: Next Windows Server a major release

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Although Microsoft won't say when it will arrive, the next version of Windows Server won't be another minor release.

In an interview on Monday, server and tools unit president Bob Muglia said Microsoft is sticking to a schedule set out several years ago in which the server and tools unit puts out alternating minor and major releases every two years or so. The most recent update, the server version of Windows 7, was a minor update--Windows Server 2008 R2--completed last year.
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Not exactly shocking news, I don't think anyone expected a Windows 2008 R3 to be relased in 2012...
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I wonder what they will have in store this time for server management. Hopefully a better virtualization software. Hyper-v is a joke :-/
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I wonder what they will have in store this time for server management. Hopefully a better virtualization software. Hyper-v is a joke :-/
I like Hyper-V
    
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I like Hyper-V
I liked it too, but it really wasn't that great, especially something you would expect Microsoft to make.
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Hyper-v has the worst support for backup solutions. I've had many issues with Hyper-V and Backup Exec, majority of the time the VSS snapshot process likes to hang and I have to restart the backup services along with the virtualized server majority of the time to fix the issue.

I actually had this issue with one of my clients just this morning while I was checking backups.
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@VulcanDragon

Agreed. When is the new release of windows suspected to make landfall?

@thread

I love R2. I just replaced a bunch of old windows 2k servers with a beefy R2 hyper v machine with 4 VM's. I haven't had any backup issues with Acronis 10 and my VM's. I really like this iteration of terminal server as well ie. Remote Desktop Server. Application virtualization works perfectly.
    
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