What functionality would you like to see added to Windows Server 8?

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At the Build Conference, Microsoft is showing off their plans for their next generation server and desktop / tablet operating systems, Server 8 and Windows 8, respectively. What features would you like to see in Windows 8? 

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mstrauss
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If we were able to cut down our server's power requirements at night, that would be handy. That could give us perhaps a 30% reduction in electricity costs.

jdixon
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I'm excited about the changes coming to Hyper-V. It's about time that Microsoft integrated Hyper-V into the Windows environment. Now if it only came with some kind of service for sharing storage to use Windows as the basis for a SAN, it would be easier and less expensive than having to rely on EMC and other enterprise vendors.

bcastle

No, the killer feature in Windows Server 8 is data deduplication.  http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/windows-server-8-data-dedupl...   This is a technology that has filtered down from high-end, enterprise-grade storage and backup systems, and has the potential to save the most money for data center engineers who are managing large SANs. So you might get your Windows-based SAN solution after all.

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