Scenarios with Windows 7, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
From the manufacturing floor to the retail point of sale, no matter what business you are in, you depend on certain systems to run your business. Computer software is increasingly playing a mission-critical role in the enterprise. The operating system is the cornerstone of IT configurations, and mission-critical technology relies on it. As such, it is the last thing you should have to worry about.
To help ensure that you have minimal problems with your business’ software systems, Microsofthas designed the high-end editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 to provide a solid IT foundation for your business-critical applications. Your enterprise may rely on key applications to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These applications need to be highly secure from both malicious intrusion and accidental user error, easily configurable, and easy to expand with the needs of a growing business operation. Since the most common mission-critical applications include e-mail, databases, collaboration tools, and business applications, these applications are the first to reap specific benefits when installed on the high-end editions of Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Better with Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2 has many features that are designed specifically to work with client computers running Windows 7. A clear and rewarding decision for any enterprise is to focus on scenarios, such as remote access, increasing branch office productivity, more efficient power management, securing IP, and improved virtualization, along with Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Better with Microsoft SQL Server
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise can enhance the capability of your databases. As your customer base and the sheer volume of information grows, reliable database systems become more important. The key to database scalability and reliability is to integrate a database solution with an operating system. Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition provides superior reliability and scalability, in addition to a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The reliability and scalability features of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise augment the features of SQL Server.
- Better with Microsoft Exchange Server
E-mail is considered a mission-critical application, since any downtime affects productivity. Implementing high-availability solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server is therefore very important. With the scalability of Exchange Server, you can provide more mailboxes and increase mailbox size with a smaller server footprint.
- Better with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is a platform for collaboration that provides excellent response and speed to market. The identity management features based on Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) are critical for making collaboration highly secure across employees, vendors, and partners. At the same time, the high-availability scenario for Office SharePoint Server, supported by the high-end editions of Windows Server, makes cross-team collaboration effective.