1.2. Key Benefits of Windows Server 2008

When weighing the costs of upgrading from your current operating system to Windows Server 2008, IT professionals must consider what the benefits are and then determine whether the benefits are worth the costs.

Although the following benefits are extensive, they make a difference only if your environment will use the added benefits. Expect Microsoft to stress the benefits of new features in every way possible—including in exams.

1.2.1. IIS 7 and the .NET Framework

The Windows Server 2008 Web edition has been expressly created to support the Web role. It hosts IIS 7 and includes support for ASP.NET and the current versions of the .NET Framework. When released, the .NET Framework 3.0 was included. However, ...

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