Windows Server Code Name Longhorn News

Here are some posts that talk about Windows Longhorn, or, Windows Server 2008.

Longhorn Server to be christened Windows Server 2008 Microsoft slipped up and posted a webpage with a link named Windows Server 2008 Reviewers Guide that took you to the Longhorn Server Beta 3 reviewer’s guide, Microsoft has already changed the link and has said we don’t comment on rumor or speculation.

Viridian features update; beta planned for Longhorn RTM Last month Microsoft adjusted the public beta milestone for Windows Server virtualization. Now that the beta will be available with the RTM of Longhorn, they will be able to help drive broad ecosystem support for virtualization. This will allow a broad group of customers and partners to test workloads and applications on a pre-production version of Windows Server virtualization with the final version of Longhorn. And the corresponding version of System Center Virtual Machine Manager will be available 60-90 days afterward for customers to test deployment and migrations.

Blast from the past The road to Longhorn: A Hobbit’s tale It must be a little like trudging your furry feet all the way from the Shire to Mordor, only to see that big damn gate manned by a thousand orcs who look like Paul Venezia after a hard night drinking. You’re filled with despair, like that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach after writing about little else besides Vista this and Vista that for the last six months, only to realize that I’m sitting down in my well-worn lab chair, about to install Beta 3 of Longhorn.

Test Center Tracker: Longhorn 3′s got beef A meaty OS serving: InfoWorld Chief Technologist has sliced into Beta 3 of Microsoft’s long-awaited Longhorn and found plenty to chew on. Major advances center on PowerScript, Microsoft’s .Net command-line shell, which is accompanied by utilities that enable robust administration from the PowerShell command line or via text-only connections.

Web page exposes Longhorn’s final branding After managing to keep the final name of Windows Server Longhorn under wraps for months now, a Microsoft employee accidentally let the cat out of the bag earlier today.