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Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 Beta – 2 new features added!

Microsoft recently released the Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows Server 2008 R2. In its war with VMWare in the Virtualization sector, Microsoft has decided to showcase its own developments in the Windows Server virtualization platform via two key features: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. Both of which are now available via the SP1 Beta update.

Lets take a look at what Microsoft has to say about these two new features:

Dynamic Memory

Dynamic Memory allows customers to achieve increased density when they’re consolidating physical servers into a virtual realm, providing them with predictable performance and linear scalability. With Dynamic Memory, IT administrators are able to pool available memory on a physical host and then dynamically dole that memory out to virtual machines running on the host, based on current workload needs.For a technical overview of the new Dynamic Memory feature, download the Dynamic Memory Technical Overview whitepaper.



RemoteFX, a key feature of Remote Desktop Services (RDS) lets IT administrators deliver a rich graphics experience to end-users through virtualized desktops. Using new protocol enhancements between Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, end users can now access virtual machines on a wide variety of target devices and still get a rich graphics experience with server-side graphics processing. Learn more about RemoteFX and download the Remote Desktop Services Datasheet.

With Service Packs now starting to offer exciting new features like this, we all have something more to look forward to than just a couple of bug fixes 😉


About the Author:

Hamish works as a Senior Software Engineer in Bobcares. He joined Bobcares in July 2004, and is an expert in Control panels and Operating systems used in the Web Hosting industry. He is highly passionate about Linux and is a great evangelist of open-source. When he is not on his Xbox, he is an avid movie lover and critic.

Bobcares is a server management company that helps businesses deliver uninterrupted and secure online services. Our engineers manage close to 51,500 servers that include virtualized servers, cloud infrastructure, physical server clusters, and more.