Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM and General Availability dates

Did you see the news about the general availability dates for Windows 7?  Well the same is true for Windows Server 2008 R2 as well, as announced on the Windows Server Division Blog this morning, Windows Server 2008 R2 has the same RTM and Generally Availability dates.

RTM is on track for availability for OEM partners in the 2nd half of July, and will be broadly available around the same time as Windows 7 – October 22

Hopefully, you are all pleasantly surprised with the availability date, and by how much solid work we have been able to do to Windows Server in a short amount of time – improving scalability up to 256 Logical Procs, Hyper-V V2 with Live Migration, Cluster Shared Volumes, DirectAccess, BranchCache, Remote Desktop Services, reducing its memory footprint.  Wow, impressive, a minor release – all of this is an ‘R2 release’

Download the Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate today and start testing!