Microsoft Corp is doing a U-turn on its Longhorn roadmap, with plans for a server operating system version alongside the long-expected client due in 2006.
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed Friday that there will be a Longhorn server sometime after the company delivers the Longhorn client operating system.
His confirmation followed references to both a Longhorn server and Longhorn client made by Microsoft's chief financial officer (CFO) John Connors to Wall St analysts.
No timing was given for the Longhorn server, although delivery will likely push back the already delayed server operating system codenamed Blackcomb, which senior vice president Brian Valentine reportedly said in March 2003 would appear in either 2007 or 2008.
News source: Computer Business