Windows Longhorn ServerWithout further ado, Microsoft is finally releasing the first public test version, Beta 3, of its Windows “Longhorn” Server. According to Ward Ralston, a senior technical product manager in Microsoft’s Windows Server group, Beta 3 is “feature complete,” but there will be a near-final “release candidate” version released before the official launch date sometime in 2008. Read the entire scoop as presented by CNET Networks’ “Microsoft releases public test of Longhorn Server.”

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Way back in 2005, I asked the TechRepublic community to make their best guess on the actual release date of the final launch of Windows “Longhorn” Server. I’m revisiting this challenge and offering a TechRepublic mug with coffee, tea, or a hot chocolate single to the person who guesses the closest date (month, day, and year) to the official release of Windows “Longhorn” Server. There will be two winners — one from the previous discussion in 2005, and one from this post. Join the discussion, and make your guess today! (Please note: I’ll only consider the entries that are posted in the next week – April 26 to May 3, 2007.)


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