'It's soup' for Windows R2 and ISA Server 2004 SP2

Microsoft released into general availability its interim server operating system release, Windows Server 2003 R2, as well as the latest update to ISA Server 2004.

Microsoft's Windows server team has released Windows Server 2003 R2 and a service pack update to Internet Security...

and Acceleration Server firewall.

Windows Server 2003 R2 is an interim release that is built on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. It includes fixes and some features and improvements, but it is not considered a major release in the way that Longhorn Server is expected to be when it ships in 2007.

Among the improvements R2 offers are Active Directory Federation Services, which helps IT administrators identify, authenticate and authorize users across organizations and platform boundaries.

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There are some added file replication and compression techniques, too, that should improve communication with branch offices.

IT shops will now be able to purchase Windows Server 2003 R2 pre-installed on hardware through Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., and IBM, Microsoft said.

Microsoft also shipped ISA Server 2004 SP2, which also makes some enhancements to branch office security. ISA Server adds Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) caching, HTTP compression and improvements to its traffic prioritization techniques.

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