Microsoft has earlier talked about Windows 8 on the first day of WPC 2011, while on the second day the emphasize was on Windows Phone 7, cloud computing and Windows Server 8. ZDNet.com reports that Microsoft gave the first glimpses of Windows Server 8 at WPC 2011.
Here are some of the points mentioned by Mary Jo Foley on ZDNet-
- Windows Server 8 would contain more than 100 new features
- Will have next version of Hyper-V Hypervisor and will support more than 16 virtual processors per machine.
- Hyper-V Replica feature will allow asynchronous virtual machine replication
Windows Server 8 has already been leaked months back though expect for the new Hyper-V no other important features were discovered in that build. Windows Server 8 would be released alongside Windows 8 client and according to information available we may see the Beta version in September during BUILD and RTM version during April 2012.