Today, Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” Beta3 was announced to the worldwide community of developers, IT Pros, and early-adopter customers. This is a major milestone in the products development, with the public availability of a very stable platform which will be deployed in various “go live” scenarios by early adopters. The exciting news that the final version of Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” is on track to release to manufacturing in second half of 2007. Let’s start getting the apps ready!!!!
One of the things that Jason onthe team has been working on for a while is that key things that light up Applications on Windows Server Longhorn. Took a while, but here are the 7 themes that we think are really important.
- Build More Flexible Web Applications
- Build Connected Systems
- Develop “Single Sign-On” Identity-Aware Applications
- Design Highly-Manageable Applications
- Develop More Reliable Applications
- Go Virtual
- Build Scalable Applications
Jason has more details on his blog about this at http://blogs.msdn.com/jolson/archive/2007/04/26/top-ways-to-light-up-your-apps-on-windows-server-longhorn.aspx
One of the things that we had to rush today was a interview with Iain McDonald from the product team about the release. As laid back as ever.. https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=303636
To get the download of Windows Server "Longhorn" please go to http://www.microsoft.com/getbeta3/. This is the best location as it also sends you a the required product keys too.
If you just want to download the files, here are the pointers.
Windows Server “Longhorn” Standard Edition
English URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D9CC31D5-8AD2-4600-9CBE-855EFB357B10&displaylang=en
German URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D9CC31D5-8AD2-4600-9CBE-855EFB357B10&displaylang=de
Japanese URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D9CC31D5-8AD2-4600-9CBE-855EFB357B10&displaylang=ja
Windows Server “Longhorn” Enterprise Edition
Windows Server “Longhorn” Datacenter Edition
Windows Web Server “Longhorn”
Windows Server “Longhorn” for Itanium-based Systems