Microsoft pushed its core Windows line past another milestone this week, advancing the Windows Server 2008 Release 2 and Windows 7 service pack to the release candidate phase, the last stage of testing before the products are released to the public.
Microsoft’s service packs are closely watched by IT buyers, who often wait until their release before committing to a new Windows product. Server Watch reports on the new release from Microsoft, which adds features geared for virtualization deployments.
Microsoft passed another milestone for its core Windows operating systems line this week as it announced that the joint service pack (SP) for Windows Server 2008 Release 2 (R2) and Windows 7 has now reached the “release candidate,” or RC, stage.
Unlike most service packs, this one adds a pair of new features to the server in an effort to improve support for virtualization.