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Features Will Push Windows Server 2008 Adoption
The rollout of Windows Server 2008 offers IT managers an array of new capabilities and the potential to reduce administrative burden and enhance security. This article explains the new features of Server 2008 that we predict will drive its adoption, the five flavors of the OS, and the data center roles that each of them play. We conclude with our projections for Windows Server 2008 adoption levels through 2011. (4 pp., 5 figs.)[Executive Summary]
Windows Server 2003 Features Come With Higher Ownership Costs (2Q03)
The launch of the Windows Server 2003 family in April 2003 will introduce a more scalable and secure product line along with new headaches for IT managers. Tests among various ISVs and Microsoft indicate that many legacy applications will require major upgrades before they will run satisfactorily under WS 2003. The implementation and ownership cost increases inherent in WS 2003 have many potential users questioning the utility of upgrading.