IoT
Software // Enterprise Applications
News
6/27/2007
04:18 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
The Analytics Job and Salary Outlook for 2016
Jan 28, 2016
With data science and big data top-of-mind for all types of organizations, hiring analytics profes ...Read More>>

Microsoft Ports Main Web Site To Windows Server 2008

Web security firm Netcraft says Microsoft.com has been switched to the former Longhorn, still in beta.

Microsoft recently switched its main Web site, www.microsoft.com, to Windows Server 2008, which is currently in beta 3 and publicly available for early adopters, a Web security firm said Wednesday.

Microsoft is running Server 2008, formerly Longhorn, and Internet Information Server 7.0, which already has been released, Netcraft said. IIS 7.0, however, is not expected to get much general use until the release of the latest Windows server, since IIS only runs on Server 2008 or Windows Vista. Windows Server 2008 is set for release this year.

Netcraft estimates that 2,600 Web sites are running the upcoming version of Windows server, with the majority separate from Microsoft. Developers and hosting companies are taking advantage of Windows Server 2008 availability through Microsoft's Go Live license, which allows beta software to be used for testing or a live environment without cost.

Once the final version of the software is released, it could take a long time for large numbers of sites to move over to the latest version, Netcraft said. The installed base of Windows Server 2003 took several years to overtake Windows 2000, and there are still about 5 million sites running on Windows 2000 today.

Besides the full-sized version of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft is planning a couple of down-market releases. Centro is the mid-market product, and Cougar is aimed at small businesses. Both are scheduled to ship in 2008.

Among the most highly anticipated features of Server 2008 is the Windows PowerShell, a command line shell with more than 130 management tools and an integrated scripting language. In addition, IIS 7.0 will be the built-in Web server, providing numerous online publishing technologies.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
How to Knock Down Barriers to Effective Risk Management
Risk management today is a hodgepodge of systems, siloed approaches, and poor data collection practices. That isn't how it should be.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.