How Windows Server 2008 Can Help Your Business

Web-based Experiences Delivered Effectively and Efficiently with Windows Server 2008IIS7, Windows PowerShell, and Windows Server Manager offer increased server control, streamlined management, configuration and Web tasks. The enhanced security and reliability of eNetwork Access Protection and the Read-Only Domain Controller are strengthen the operating system and protect the server environment. Your business is constructed on this solid foundation.What does this mean for your business? Feature highlights include:Built for the WebWeb server management is simplified with Internet Information Services 7.0. This modular platform provides a task-based interface, improved control across sites, security enhancements, and health management for Web Services. Users are connected to their data and each other with Internet Information Server (IIS) 7 and .NET Framework 3.0. The comprehensive applications platform enables visualization, sharing, and acting upon information.VirtualizationWindows, Linux and other operating systems can be virtualized on a single server, maximizing the benefits and savings. Virtualization is built in to the OS with increased licensing flexibility. Windows Server 2008 enables the creation of agile and dynamic datacenters which fulfill a dynamic business’ needs. Gateway and RemoteApp by Terminal Services are both optimized for remote access and desktop application integration, applying secure and seamless application deployment without the need for a Virtual Private Network.SecurityWindows Server 2008 excels in its security innovations and hardened operating system, with Network Access Protection, Federated Rights Management, and Read-Only Domain Controller. Previously unknown levels of protection are possible for your network, data, and business. Windows Server 2008 defends against intrusion or network failure among data, servers, and user accounts. Network Access Protection isolates machines which defy company security policy, maintaining ongoing compliance checks, restriction of the network, and remediation. Persistent protection for sensitive data is provided by Federated Rights Management Services, reducing risks and enable compliance, providing a comprehensive information protection platform. The Read-Only Domain Controller enables the deployment of Active Directory Domain Services, meanwhile preventing duplication of the entire Active Directory database, for improved protection against theft or compromise of the servers.A Solid Foundation for Business WorkloadsAs the most flexible and robust Windows Server operating system to date, Windows Server 2008 comes complete with new features including Server Core, PowerShell, Windows Deployment Services, and improved networking and clustering technology. Windows Server 2008 supplies the most reliable and flexible Windows platform for your application and workload requirements. Server Manager accelerates configuration and setup, simplifying ongoing server management roles with the use of a unified management console. Windows PowerShell is a new command-line shell with more than 130 tools. Its integrated scripting language enables administrators to automate routine system admin tasks, particularly across multiple servers. Server Core, a new installation option for selected roles, includes only the necessary components and subsystems, without a GUI, providing a highly available server which requires fewer updates and less service. Microsoft is yet to announce when the Small Business Server version of Windows 2008 will become available, but this is expected later in 2008.How All Covered Can HelpIf you want to discuss implementing the Windows 2008 Server into your business, All Covered provides consulting and services for small businesses nationwide.

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