Big Changes – Windows 7 – Server 2008 R2 – Oh My

Over the past few months I’ve had a few large projects. One of which is a replacement project to the “Kraken”, which never did get put into full production use. The largest project of all was the domestic social network expansion project I embarked on (read: we had another child, a baby girl).

Apart from that, major file servers that used iSCSI over Netware are now running Windows Server 2008. Additionally, the printers at three large sites are now hosted on the Windows servers rather than being NDPS. Not bad!
On top of all of that, the big buzz lately has been Windows 7. With good reason. I’ve been using it since build 7000 in early January and am very impressed. I am now happily running the RTM version on my work machines, both desktop and laptop, as well as three machines at home. One of the best upgrades was from Windows Vista with TVPack to Windows 7 – Media Center 7 is a huge improvement.
Windows Server 2008 R2 was released as well and we’ve had the opportunity to load it only on a VM at this point, due to our aging hardware not supporting x64 and the fact that Windows Server 2008 R2 is Microsoft’s first exclusively x64 OS.

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