Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Summary: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is a refresh of Windows Server using improvements borrowed from Windows 7. By Jason Perlow | July 22, 2009 -- 13:47 GMT (06:47 PDT) Follow @jperlow Previous | Next Image 8 of 34 Here's the testing platform I used. Topics: Microsoft, Hardware, Operating Systems, Servers, Software, Windows Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.