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Windows 7 Server to Release!!!

windows_server_roadmapWindows server boss, the prestigious Bill Laing told that the server version of Windows 7 will ship this calendar year. Windows 7 continues to be tracking ahead of schedule. Although Laing’s comments referred to Windows Server 2008 R2 and not to the desktop version, server products traditionally ship after desktop operating systems based on the same code base, owing to greater testing needs.

Although the R2 product is a relatively minor release for the server unit, it still packs more features than he would have expected a year and a half ago.
As was the case with Windows 7, Microsoft shipped a beta version of the server update in January, after sharing it with some early customers in December. The next version, a release candidate, is due soon.

The release is  not far away, but we don’t have a final date yet.Microsoft’s desktop unit has tried to give itself a lot of wiggle room by not committing to launch Windows 7 this year, although it has been working toward that goal for months. I’ve heard that the company plans to finalize the code as early as June if all goes well with the release candidate.

April 6, 2009 Posted by | News, Personal | , , , | 3 Comments