We’ve all used a URL shortening service before (see my posting about which ones are making waves here: http://www.227volts.com/?p=940) so I thought, let’s get the community involved – which is what I like doing – and do this with Windows Server 2008 R2.
Now that Server 2008R2 is out in the wild, you can download it if you belong to MSDN or TechNet Plus (if you don’t have one of these subscriptions, ask yourself why!?!? you need one). At any rate, say you don’t have a subscription, you can easily download and demo Windows Server 2008 R2 from the TechNet Eval Centre using this URL:
Ugh! What a horrible URL to remember, eh? Ok, now lets get TinyURL involved. We pop over to http://tinyurl.com, plug in the URL above and request:
for Windows Server 2008 R2 and presto, we’re in business. So, for those of you who’ve made it this far…in summary, go evaluate Windows Server 2008R2 (remember it only runs on the x64 platform). You’ll like what’s on offer!!
Watch this space soon for the Windows 7 eval and hey, who knows, maybe we can get a cool TinyURL for that one too!