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  • 06/06/09 03:01 © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Overview

    1. Bill Hilf General Manager Windows Server Jason Hermitage Director Windows Server
    2. <ul><li>Customers continue to tell us they want regular, compatible, and consistent server releases with great targeted innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Our roadmap anticipates 2-4 year cadence of Windows Server releases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each major update followed by a minor “R2” update (e.g., Windows Server 2003, followed by WS 2003 R2; Windows Server 2008, followed by WS 2008 R2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R2 strategy enables release refinement and delivery of high value feature enhancements, while enabling Windows to adapt more quickly to changing industry landscape (e.g., hardware advances, new paradigms, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional nature of R2 releases give IT the flexibility to leverage the latest server technology without feeling forced to upgrade their entire infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Of note with R2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>64-Bit only release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd time client and server jointly developed </li></ul></ul>
    3. <ul><li>Strong emphasis on hardware, driver and application compatibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal to support Windows Server 2008 compatible applications, plus certified drivers and hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of anticipated hardware advances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multicore, >64 processors, power management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Respond to important developments in the server landscape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization, power management, server management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lay the foundation for the next major release of Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Componentization, automation, SaaS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seek engineering efficiencies with Windows client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unified release focus across Client and Server drive up efficiencies </li></ul></ul>Addressing Industry Trends Power Virtualization Multi/Many-core 64-Bit
    4. Management Web Virtualization IIS 7 .NET on Server Core Integrated IIS7 Extensions Hyper-V™ in Server 2008 R2 Live Migration Boot from VHD Terminal Services & VDI Solid Foundation for Enterprise Workloads Power Management PowerShell 2.0 AD Administrative Center Best Practices Analyzer Microsoft Confidential Better Together with Windows 7 Scalability and Reliability Direct Access BranchCache Enhanced Group Policies BitLocker on Removable Drives >64 Core Support Componentization DHCP Failover DNSSEC
    6. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Live-migration of VMs between servers with no loss of service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clustered Shared Volumes facilitates LM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No dropped network connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverages Microsoft Failover Clustering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables dynamic IT environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SCVMM is recommended and can provide additional Live Migration management and orchestration scenarios such as Live Migration via policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving from Quick to Live Migration: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Changes to VMs: No </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Changes to Storage infrastructure: No </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Changes to Network Infrastructure: No </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Update to Hyper-V 2.0 : Yes </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. <ul><li>Quick Migration </li></ul><ul><li>(Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V) </li></ul><ul><li>Save state </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create VM on the target </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write VM memory to shared storage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Move virtual machine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Move storage connectivity from source host to target host via Ethernet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Restore state & Run </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take VM memory from shared storage and restore on Target </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Run </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Live Migration </li></ul><ul><li>(WS08R2 Hyper-V) </li></ul><ul><li>VM State/Memory Transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create VM on the target </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move memory pages from the source to the target via Ethernet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Final state transfer and virtual machine restore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pause virtual machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move storage connectivity from source host to target host via Ethernet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Un-pause & Run </li></ul>Host 1 Host 1 Host 2 Host 2
    8. <ul><li>Building on the solid architecture of Hyper-V </li></ul><ul><li>Key Improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for 32 logical processors on host computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Level Translation (SLAT) – Uses new processor enhancements to improve perf and reduce load on the hypervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot Add/Remove Storage - Add and remove VHD disks to a running VM without requiring a reboot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boot from VHD - Allows any VHD to work on physical hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable greater server consolidation, dynamic data center, and Virtualized Desktop (VDI) scenarios </li></ul></ul>
    9. <ul><li>Key Improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TS and VDI – An Integrated Solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single broker to connect users to sessions or virtual machines, out of the box solution for VDI scenarios with Hyper-V </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the User Experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experience rich multimedia, VoIP integration, aero glass remoting, true multi-monitor support </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RemoteApp & Desktop (RAD) connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Centrally hosted applications integrated into start menu and desktop </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improved Management Toolset </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce repetitive task with TS Powershell support, improved application install, connection broker install & profile management </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Platform Investments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple levels of extensibility for custom partner solutions for Terminal Services & VDI based solutions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. <ul><li>Windows Server 2008 R2 improves on management and data center automation – expanded surface area that can be managed with scripting </li></ul><ul><li>Key improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remoteable Server Manager UI – runs R2 or Windows 7 clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerShell 2.0 – new interface, 100’s of new cmdlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Practices Analyzer integrated into Server Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier migration of roles and core server settings from WS03/WS08 to Windows Server 2008 R2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cmdline solution or role-specific migration tools to migrate AD, DHCP, DNS and File and Print roles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Migration portal and step-by-step documentation for all roles </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. Improved Command-line shell & Scripting Language Integration <ul><li>Improves productivity & control </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerates automation of system admin </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use </li></ul><ul><li>Works with existing scripts </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Active Directory </li></ul><ul><li>IIS </li></ul><ul><li>Power Management </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-many remote management using WS-MGMT </li></ul>New Features <ul><li>Graphical PowerShell </li></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><li>New cmdlets </li></ul>
    13. <ul><li>Improves on Windows Server 2008 Power Processor Management (PPM) capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Key Improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Core parking” reduces multi-core power consumption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized control of active power policies enable servers to “throttle-down” during off hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More granular power controls – example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Logo Program with Power Additional Qualifier </li></ul></ul>
    15. <ul><li>“ Better Together” leverages joint development efforts between Client and Server teams </li></ul><ul><li>Key Improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Access simplifies access to corporate resources for remote workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BranchCache improves performance for branch scenarios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More granular client power management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BitLocker encryption on removable drives </li></ul></ul>
    16. <ul><li>Allows Windows 7 clients to access corporate resources without the need to establish a VPN connection </li></ul><ul><li>Simple user experience: plug in the network cable </li></ul><ul><li>Improves productivity for mobile workforce or remote workers </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless VPN Deployment Routed VPN Deployment </li></ul>
    17. <ul><li>Caches http & SMB downloaded by users in the branch </li></ul><ul><li>Users can quickly open files stored in the cache </li></ul><ul><li>Frees up network bandwidth for other uses </li></ul><ul><li>Application and data access over WAN is slow in branch offices </li></ul><ul><li>Slow connections hurt user productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Improving network performance is expensive and difficult to implement </li></ul>
    21. Extensions Add Further Functionality
    22. ASP.NET on Server Core Integrated PowerShell Provider Integrated FTP and WebDAV New IIS Manager Modules Configuration Logging & Tracing Extended Protection & Security
    23. More Reliable More Control More Secure More Choice Increased availability through powerful troubleshooting tools, improved caching and dynamic request handling Simplified, delegated management through flexible, customizable administration tools with easier application deployment for developers Improved security and server protection through reduced server footprint and enhanced publishing and request filtering capabilities Flexible platform with enhanced support for multiple application development platforms and media content delivery <ul><li>Obtain detailed reporting and diagnostic information more easily </li></ul><ul><li>Enable high-speed dynamic caching and compression for improved performance </li></ul><ul><li>Implement scalable Web farm with HTTP-based load balancing and intelligent request handling and routing </li></ul><ul><li>Configure and manage your Web infrastructure from one place through wide selection of administration tools </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate site configuration management and publishing to remote users </li></ul><ul><li>Archive, package, migrate and deploy complete applications and Web servers more easily </li></ul><ul><li>Implement reduced attack surface with automatic application isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Publish Web content more securely using standards-based protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Protect Web server and Web applications from malicious requests and unauthorized access </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy a streamlined, more modular and extensible Web server </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize bandwidth and set content delivery options through intelligent media serving </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy and develop ASP.NET and PHP applications together on more flexible Web platform </li></ul>
    25. <ul><li>Run the largest workloads and fully utilize multicore servers with a single WSS08R2 server instance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get standard workloads to function with fewer locks and greater parallelism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support more than 64 processor cores for a single OS instance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced overhead for Hyper-V, and improved storage performance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Componentization - Improvements to Server Core </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.NET framework on Server core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support more roles and broaden current role support (e.g., the addition of within IIS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerShell scripting in Server Core </li></ul></ul>
    26. <ul><li>DHCP Failover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary/Secondary DHCP servers synch information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary server provides DHCP information until primary server is back online </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DNS Security (DNSSEC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevents denial of service attacks and illegitimate DNS responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Validates name resolution and zone transfers comes from a trusted source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses PKI infrastructure to secure DNS resource records </li></ul></ul>
    27. Windows Server Roadmap 2008 R2 Service Pack Two
    28. <ul><li>Built on the solid foundation of Windows Server 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers feature refinements and adapts to industry changes </li></ul><ul><li>Key pillars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better Together with Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalability & Reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continue predictable release cycle started with Windows Server 2003 R2 </li></ul>
    29. © 2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This presentation is for informational purposes only. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, in this summary.