Microsoft servers are evolving yet again with the latest buzz around the upcoming release of the Server 8 protocol. The company recently held a three day workshop where they invited in over 30 tech journalist for a formal introduction to the Windows Server 8 platform.
The keynote speaker was Bill Laing, the man responsible for managing everything related to Windows Server and Windows Azure platforms. According to Laing, Microsoft took much of their inspiration for Windows Server 8 from their Azure cloud server platform. It represents one of the biggest evolutions of the Windows Server platform since 2000, and offers some advanced new capabilities with the Server Manager tool. This will allow users to efficiently manage a large number of servers from a single machine. They have also made major changes to clustering, remote access, file system storage and virtualization.