Server 2008 r2 Beta

After much anticipation, Microsoft has now made Windows 7 Beta available for evaluation and testing to IT professionals! But most people did not realize that Server 2008 R2 is now able to be download as well.

Interesting I have Lenovo w700 Quad Core laptop with 8 gigs of memory and installing the Server 2008 r2 all but 3 drivers was found for me by the OS! That because Server 2008 r2 uses the same drivers as Vista 64.

Windows 7 and Server 2008 r2 are the same Operating System just features are missing or installed based on the version. for example Hyper-v will only come in server operating system. FYI Server 2008 r2 is 64 bit only !

For TechNet subscribers, you can download Windows 7 Beta today here