What is Windows Server 8 – chopped liver? The Windows 8 Server side has gotten no love so far but never fear, that’s available for download as well. To download the Windows Server 8 Beta, you have to go to the Microsoft Windows Server Home Page. In the highlights section, you have the option to Download Windows Server 8...

Microsoft have also released the Remote Server Administration Tools for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server “8” Beta from a remote computer...

A very cool new business feature of Windows 8 that has me curious. It’s called Claim Based Access Control in Windows 8. Claim-based access control With Windows Server 8, businesses can maintain dynamic, organization-based application policies for files, folders, and shared resources. Claim-based access control enables...

Hat tip to Rafael Rivera who noticed that Microsoft have started to produce documentation on MSDN that refers to the new version of Windows 8 Server. It will be called Windows Server 8. Pretty official now. Here’s the documentation.

Microsoft have just released the Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements for Client and Server Systems. The device begins with: Certified Devices in Systems A Windows Certified System is composed of Windows certified components. These internal devices are certified before system integration, leaving the focus...

Microsoft have updated their Windows 8 Development blog. This time, they have announced an update to their file systems for Windows Server 8. It’s called ReFS, (which stands for Resilient File System). The post was authored by Surendra Verma, a development manager on their Storage and File System team. The key goals of...

Windows Server 8 has hit build 8180. It seems to have a beta build date of January 9 as indicated by the full build string: 8180.0.WINMAIN.120109-1245_X64FRE_SERVER. The metro style interface is a little more refined but not much is know about the new features of this Operating System. We’ll have to wait until the...

Microsoft release a press release today talking about their significant security achievements with Office 365. It reads as follows: REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 14, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next-generation cloud productivity service, is the first and only major...

Another video from Microsoft. Building a great social gaming experience for your users can be a challenging task. Your game has to be well designed, have a great user interface and perform under the most demanding conditions. This session will show how Windows 8 empowers you to build great user experiences with...

Another Windows Azure video. Learn how to harness the power of both the modern browser and the cloud to build a lightning fast Web app. Microsoft go in depth into the architecture of a highly scalable Web app built on Windows Azure and you will learn how to effectively use various scaling techniques such as...