Ready for the Transition? Dell Provides Support for Windows Server 2008 R2

If you want to be the first on the block to do live migration using Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 R2, Dell can help you get there. Dell now offers support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, the newest release in the Windows family of enterprise operating systems. This includes the release of Dell drivers, systems management capability and supporting documents to help you get up and running quickly.

Any software migration can be nerve wracking, so Dell has done the heavy lifting to take the risk out of implementing Windows Server 2008 R2.  

  • Our engineers have missed countless dinners, piano recitals and episodes of American Idol while spending thousands of hours of testing and validation to make sure Dell products running Windows Server 2008 R2 are business-ready.
  • We have complete driver support for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Dell hardware so you can deploy it, run it and manage easily. You can go here to download drivers.
  • You are not in it alone. We offer a comprehensive suite of Dell ProConsult, Dell ProSupport and Dell ProManage services to help you get the most out of your Microsoft environment. In fact, if you already have a Dell ProSupport contract, you have existing support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Microsoft Windows 7.

We're ready to help you make the upgrade to R2 today and we will also have Windows Server 2008 R2 factory installed on all available new Dell PowerEdge servers in the third quarter of 2009. You can get the version you want. Dell will offer Standard, Enterprise, Web, Datacenter and Academic editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 Foundation R2, designed for organizations with up to 15 users, on select PowerEdge systems.

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