Longhorn Gets a Name
Looks like the long-awaited Longhorn Server is starting the long roll down
the runway. One telltale sign: The new product has an official name. And no
surprise, it's Windows Server 2008.
As reported by Executive Online Editor Becky Nagel here,
Bill Gates announced the name during his keynote speech at the Windows Hardware
Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Los Angeles. News of the new name had actually
week before, after Microsoft accidentally published it in press materials
on its Web site.
Windows Server 2008 is a radically retooled version of Windows Server that
employs a modularized architecture to let IT shops enable role-specific servers
around the Windows Server core. The new OS may require developers to do some
retooling of their own, since Windows Server 2008 presents significant changes
to the driver model and kernel OS. Beta 3 of Windows Server 2008 was released
in April and the final version of the OS is expected to be released to manufacturing
late this year.
Have you worked with the Windows Server 2008 beta? Let us know your thoughts,
Posted by Michael Desmond on 05/16/2007 at 1:15 PM