Windows Server 8 Beta

Following up on my little overview of Windows 8 Consumer Preview I decided to hit up Windows Server 8 and see if and how the metro UI translates over to the server. As I’m sure most who have yet to read in to Server 8 fear that we’ll be poking little squares around the screen to try to make things happen. You can relax. While the new improved server management console does take some design queues from the Metro UI but Microsoft didn’t try anything to crazy. While some of the settings have been moved around a bit it’s all still there as expected. I don’t need to bore you with all the feature additions etc. You can peep those here. I’ll give you a taste for the re-worked UI in screen shots.

Server Manager Dashboard

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