Menu
Longhorn 'Windows Server 2007' mutation

Longhorn 'Windows Server 2007' mutation

Microsoft will tag its next server software, now codenamed Longhorn, with the prosaic "Windows Server 2007", according to a document on the company's site.

Dutchman Steven Bink noticed the document on MSDN, the Microsoft Developers Network and posted a link to it on his web site. Titled "Hosting and Consuming WCF Services" and written by Dennis Mulder and Chris Peiris, both employees of IT consultancy Avanade, the piece uses "Windows Server 2007" numerous times as the nameplate for the next-generation server.

The software, still stuck with the Longhorn Server name, is due out before the end of the year, Microsoft has said. The newest version, Beta 3, was unveiled just last week.

Mulder and Peris, who did not respond to e-mails asking for comment, posted their Windows Communication Foundation paper to the MSDN site last month. Reports earlier in the year had claimed Windows Server 2007 would be the software's official name, although some, anticipating a late-year release, said it would debut as Windows Server 2008.

When asked to confirm or deny the name choice, a Microsoft spokeswoman said: "We have not yet confirmed the naming for Windows Server 'Longhorn', despite what the Windows Vista technical article stated. I discourage you from using any naming information until Microsoft makes a public announcement."

Other clues to the final name -- and possibly its release date -- can be found on Amazon.com, the online retailer. A search using "windows server 2007" brings up several books with that phrase in their titles. The books, which are to be released by McGraw-Hill Osborne on November 10, include Windows Server 2007 Administration and Microsoft Windows Server 2007: The Complete Reference.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags longhornWindows Server 2007

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments