At Tech Ed 2006 in Boston, Microsoft listed 10 new features and enhancements in the upcoming Windows server that will most benefit end users and the solution providers:

  1. Enhanced security through improved Group Policy and BitLocker
  2. Network Access Protection
  3. New Terminal Services capabilities
  4. A new networking stack
  5. Enhancements to Directory Services
  6. New Server Core feature
  7. Expanded Unix/Linux support
  8. Enhanced performance monitoring
  9. An enhanced Internet Information Server (IIS), version 7.0
  10. Enhanced management features and new Server Manager tool