We knew there was a specific build of Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V (only) in the works. It’s going to be an answer to the free VMware ESXi … a stripped down solution with no clustering functionality. We expected there would be a cost to it … $28 plus whatever an OEM would charge.
Some details have been revealed. A new SKU will RTM in less than 30 days and it will be free to download and use. This is excellent for anyone wanting to get a cheap entry point into virtualisation on Microsoft’s platform.