I just finished looking at the service pack 1 beta for Windows Server 2008 R2 and the initial results are positive. It’s also clear that IT managers should take a close look at the new features made possible by the RemoteFX technology that is being woven into both Windows Server and Windows 7.
Here’s a video that shows one aspect of the advance graphics features that are made possible by the RemoteFX capability:
This is the sample video that ships with Windows 7 systems. When I looked at this video over a standard RDP connection the sound was clear but the images were choppy and slow. As you can see here the video and sound are in sync and play back smoothly.
You can read my online review of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 beta here.