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At this years CES, Microsoft not only unveiled Windows 7 Beta to the public but also released the beta version of their next Server Operating System – Windows Server 2008 R2 (internally known as Windows 7 Server).

Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the next version of the Windows Server operating system from Microsoft, building on the features and capabilities set of the current Windows Server 2008 release version.

Here are the screenshots from Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 Beta (Build 7000).

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Bootscreen Windows Server 2008 R2 - Getting Ready

Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2 - Login

Windows Server 2008 R2 - Desktop Windows Server 2008 R2 - Start Menu

Initial Configuration Tasks Server Manager

Windows Server 2008 R2 - Adding Features Windows Server 2008 R2 - Installing Features

Windows Server 2008 R2 - Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 - IE8

Windows Server 2008 R2 WMP12 Windows Server 2008 R2 - Paint & Calculator

Windows Server 2008 R2 - Libraries Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Windows Powershell V2

Evaluation versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center for testing purposes only. 

Download Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta from Microsoft Download Center

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