Microsoft's next version of Windows Server, designated as a Long Term Servicing Channel Release, is now available to customers.
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The Windows Home Server cat is finally out of the bag. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates officially announced the existence of the Windows Home Server at his January 7 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kick-off keynote. But the real details on the new systems didn't come from Gates, Microsoft or HP.
The Windows client may have decided that it's done talking futures. But the Windows Server team isn't afraid to show off its planned roadmap.
It's not yet Beta 3, but the newest test build of Windows Server Longhorn was released to a select group on February 16.
"Quattro," a k a Windows Home Server, has been a puzzle to me, in terms of its codename. It didn't seem to fit with the other members of the Windows Server family: Longhorn Server, Cougar, Centro, etc. Here's the story behind the Quattro codename.
On April 18, Microsoft made available to testers another new Community Technology Preview (CTP) build of Windows Home Server.
On April 4, Microsoft delivered a new Longhorn Server release to testers. But it was yet another Community Technology Preview (CTP) interim test build, not the full-fledged Beta 3 that testers are awaiting.
The Windows Server team has decided to decouple its Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) collaboration/document workflow subsystem from Windows Server 2008 and make it available (again) as a separate, free download.
Microsoft is on tap to show off Office Communications Server Release 2 (R2) at the VoiceCon show in Amsterdam on October 14. And the company already is working on the follow-on release, which will likely be timed with Office 14.
FIM fans: There's a new beta available for download of the next version of Microsoft's Forefront Identity Manager.