logo-ms-ws08-vBefore I even got really started on Windows 2008 Microsoft is releasing a beta of their Windows Server 2008 R2.  My first thought was – well that makes sense as Windows 7 is also in beta, but then I came to think – are they actually related? 

I heard something about “Direct access” that would require Win 2008R2 and Windows 7 to work. 

Anyhow, if you are interested, then you can download the beta via;