Windows Server 8 includes a Metro style server management console

By Tom Warren, on 9th Sep 11 11:21 am with 24 Comments

Windows Server 8 Server Manager

Windows Server 8 looks set to include a Metro style server management console, according to a leaked screenshot.

Microsoft is currently preparing to unveil Windows 8 client and Windows Server 8 at next week’s build conference. A leaked screenshot, distributed on Thursday, demonstrates a new Metro style user interface for Microsoft’s famous server management console. The screenshot, heavily watermarked, was posted at the MDL forums on Thursday. Microsoft is believed to be investing heavily in the Metro style throughout its latest products.

Little is known about Windows Server 8 but Microsoft is expected to unveil full details on day two of its BUILD conference next week. The software giant recently revealed that client versions of Windows 8 will include the server Hyper-V component, allowing them to natively create and use Virtual Machines. Windows Server 8 is expected to include over 100 new features, including a new version of Hyper-V. Microsoft demonstrated Hyper-V replicate in July which will support more than 16 virtual processors per machine. Hyper-V replicate will also provide asynchronous virtual machine replication. Microsoft’s focus on virtualization follows a strong emphasis industry wide on virtual servers over the past couple of years. Virtual servers are expected to overtake the physical server install base with 27.6 million virtual servers compared to 28.2 million physical ones.

  • http://batmancorps.wordpress.com/ Jas Chiang

    looks gorgeous

  • Roberto

    Wow. What an obnoxious watermark for what I suspect to be an equally obnoxious forum.

    • Anonymous

      Could be removed. Maybe I’ll take Paint.NET to it later today.

    • Anonymous

      Could be removed. Maybe I’ll take Paint.NET to it later today.

  • Roberto

    Wow. What an obnoxious watermark for what I suspect to be an equally obnoxious forum.

  • http://twitter.com/m_hardwick Matt Hardwick

    LMAO at hot linked image with Graffiti! 

  • http://twitter.com/m_hardwick Matt Hardwick

    LMAO at hot linked image with Graffiti! 

  • Leo

    Can’t say if I liked. I use my MetroTwit with the dark background, hope Windows have the same option.

  • http://twitter.com/TheTylerHarvey Sent from my toilet

    I wonder where that screen capture was taken from?

    /s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11814278 Chris Woelfel

    I’m not a server user but hot got damn that looks purrty.

    • FMH

      What’s purrty?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11814278 Chris Woelfel

      purrty = pretty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11814278 Chris Woelfel

    I’m not a server user but hot got damn that looks purrty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nizzon Johan Nilsson

    Yes! More Metro to the world!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nizzon Johan Nilsson

    Yes! More Metro to the world!

  • http://openid.tomservo.eu/ Tom Servo

    Everyone’s so damn concerned about taking credits for showing stuff they aren’t supposed to have to begin with.

  • Anonymous

    WOW!!! If ONLY they can replace the classic ‘aero’ Win8 UI in the desktop/explorer version with the same metro look & transitions :)

    • Anonymous

      It certainly looks like they’re going to. AFAIK the server manager is not an immersive app. Windows 8 Server will probably not even include the immersive UI/start screen.

  • Anonymous

    I thought only Apple fanbois were that loud… Nice watermark.

  • Wourelia

    If only there was a way to find out where that picture was posted

  • Anonymous

    I love the look. it really shows msft gets it. while apple is busy putting a grid of icons in OSX, the real UI innovation is happening elsewhere.

  • Guest

    Where’s the picture from again? Just kidding…

  • Anonymous

    and some stupid guy said it looked like windows 3.1, not that i think he have even used it. but it looks nice, people may like it, some dont, but one thing its for sure. it surely doesn’t look like windows 3.1, good memories, but it really doesnt.

    i cant wait for everything about windows, and 8, and metro. everything sounds cool to me.

  • http://twitter.com/tonycubed Tony

    As I’ve said on Neowin.  I don’t thin this is a change of the Desktop UI/Explorer.  I think this is either just the redesign of the current Server Manager