This essential guide looks at the major user needs that are driving the server market in 2008; server consolidation, application consolidation, database-driven solutions, and business intelligence. In the next generation of the Windows Server system, IT is getting the answer to many of questions they have been posing over the last few years. Microsoft has continued to build on the ease-of-use delivered by the Windows Server platform, by adding features such as the new Server Manager console, which significantly simplifies the tasks involved in server setup and configuration while providing a central location for ongoing server management. And a new feature, Windows PowerShell, delivers a command-line control interface that allows an administrator to build command-line driven scripts to automate common and repetitive administrative tasks.