Microsoft Launches Windows Server "8" Beta and Previews new Operating System

As Microsoft releases its most innovative Windows server to date, it also Unveils a preview for the Windows 8 Operating system.

Windows Server is the leading server operating system in the world, catering not just for some of the largest datacenters, but also SMEs. The most recent version, Windows Server "8" provides numerous new features and enhancements for transforming virtualization and cloud computing to help reduce cost and deliver more business value.

Within Windows Server "8" there are innovations in the areas of virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, and a transition to Windows PowerShell® to take scripting to a whole new level.

In other Microsoft news, Windows 7 users will, from the end of Feb, be able to try out the new version Windows 8.  Microsoft is calling it the most significant redesign of the Windows interface since its groundbreaking Windows 95 OS.  The new systems design utilises the interface used on the current Windows Phone platform - Metro.

The new OS is an attempt to provide a shared look with tablets and smartphones and will not even feature the start button which is to be replaced by a sliding panel menu.

A release date for the finished version of Windows 8 has not yet been announced.