Today is the big day — Windows Server 2008 R2 is generally available at last.
Please, take a moment to acknowledge this release. No, really. I mean, if Microsoft thinks there is a single person left in the free world that hasn’t heard about R2 and free Live Migration, they might be forced to produce another wave of announcements.
They may even resort to Tupperware-style home launch parties for the server next time. Have the neighbors bring blade servers over for that one — you know, power and cooling issues in the living room.
If you count beta and RC releases, this thing seems like it has been announced a dozen times already this year. And considering that they’ve been doing battle against VMware with those unreleased products all along, counting them would not be unfair — especially considering the fanfare that accompanied each pre-release.
We’ve got it. It’s here, it has free Live Migration, and it’s super fun. According to some reports, R2 has even been known to whiten teeth and freshen breath.
So, please, acknowledge the release of R2 today. Do it for the children.