Screenshots: Windows 8 Server Developer Preview

Screenshots: Windows 8 Server Developer Preview

Summary: Windows 8 Server has a new Metro Start screen, a revamped Server Manager and lots more PowerShell commands. Check out the new look and feel in our gallery.


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  • Like earlier iterations of Windows Server, Windows 8 Server starts with very little installed, and then lets you add features and roles to build the server you need for your network and organisation.

  • Everything in Windows 8 Server is PowerShell. Want to use the same installation script on another server? Just export the PowerShell and run it remotely — no need for a user interface.

  • You can see all the servers on your network from Server Manager, giving you a single pane of glass where you can discover and deal with problems. Luckily for those with large networks, Server Manager lets you create and save queries and filters.

Topics: Operating Systems, Reviews, Servers

Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

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  • any download links for windows 8 server developer???
  • You could try here (click on 'New downloads' in the left-hand column):
    Charles McLellan