Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 ends its beta

Microsoft announced today to its beta testers Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now out of beta program.

The R2 release as we already know will introduce the following changes:

  • Clustering virtual machines across hosts
  • Host clustering support
  • 64-bit (x64) host support
  • Up to 50% drop in CPU utilization
  • PXE network boot support
  • Linux guest support

As a much appreciated plus Microsoft accorded to every beta tester a complimentary licensed copy of Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition (both x86 and x64 editions)!