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Windows Server 2008
Part of the Microsoft Windows family
Initial releaseFebruary 27, 2008 [info]
Preview releaseJune CTP (Build 6001.16606) (June 2007) [info]
Source modelProprietary software
LicenseMicrosoft EULA
Kernel typeHybrid kernel
Support status
Extended support ended on 14 January 2020

Windows Server 2008 is the name of a server operating system from Microsoft, the previous version of which was Windows Server 2003.

This operating system was codenamed named Windows Server "Longhorn", but on May 15, 2007, Bill Gates announced its official name on Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2007.[1]

This operating system has several new features compared to its previous version. Many of these new features are present in Windows Vista.


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