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Microsoft made the feature-complete Release Candidate for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V available to customers and partners March 19, as the company moves to meets its own August deadline to deliver the final code.

"This is a key milestone signaling that Microsoft is on track to deliver Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization by August 2008," Bill Hilf, the general manager of the Windows Server division, said in a statement.  

The release candidate, which can be downloaded here,  includes an expanded list of tested and qualified guest operating systems, including Windows Server 2003 SP2, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows XP SP3.

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