Networking is the connection of several computers into one area where they can communicate with one another. In general there are two different kinds of networks, Microsoft or Local networks and Cisco or Internet networks. The Microsoft Networks use servers, whereas the Cisco networks use routers.
The next generation of server may be more than a server. It will be a multiple server offering up opportunities to present multiple software solutions to what were previously hardware solutions. Now on one server, IT managers will be able to run different software applications, with no interference.
If Microsoft got it right with Windows 7, what will they do for Windows 8? Already there is talk about what Microsoft needs to do to take advantage of the current and future generation of hardware, motherboards, chips, and components.