Microsoft has started a new campaign to attract customers to Windows Server 2003 called TryIIS. This campaign is supported by a web site, www.TryIIS.com which was launched last Monday with marketing, evaluations and case studies.
Windows Server 2003 was launched just over a year ago and has seen some strong growth over that time. In the May Netcraft Web Server Survey 2.1M hostnames were identified on Windows Server 2003, with a gain of 390K hostnames since April 2004. Around 50% of these are new sites, while just under 100,000 have migrated from Linux.
Comparing Windows Server 2003 of Windows 2000 shows them to have quite similar adoption rates, as shown in the graph below: