News reports have confirmed that Microsoft has introduced the Windows Server 8 operating system's beta version. This beta version will help administrators examine the operating system platform as well as give feedback to the company before releasing the software commercially.
However, up until now the Redmond based company had not revealed the launch date of the final "production ready" version of this Windows Server 8 OS.
Microsoft corporate vice president for server and cloud, Bill Laing, noted this as a major update of the current flagship OS of the company, with this version offering a number of improvements in multi-machine management, virtualisation as well as app host capabilities, reported Tech World.
The latest improved virtualisation will let administrators build different virtual networks and also permit sharing of a single physical network to the various business units and their customers.
Currently, in order to access this free beta version the server will require a minimum of 512MB working memory, 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor as well as 32GB on a disk. Users with the present version of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 can upgrade to this beta version, however, they will not be able to get the final version upgraded within their systems.