Microsoft Windows Server Code Name Longhorn Beta 3

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Microsoft Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" helps you to increase the flexibility of your server infrastructure while saving time and reducing costs. Powerful new management tools and security enhancements allow you to have more control...

Microsoft promises XenSource support in Longhorn

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Microsoft and XenSource are to co-develop technology to provide interoperability between Xen-enabled Linux and Windows hypervisor-based Windows Server virtualisation. The software giant claimed that the resulting technology will offer a single virtualisation technology that will...

Microsoft unveils focus for Longhorn Itanium

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Microsoft on Friday dribbled out new details of its next Windows Server operating system (OS) release, revealing that the Itanium version would be optimized for three specific workloads -- database, custom applications and line-of-business applications...

Longhorn To Be Named 'Windows Vista'

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Bob Stein has just posted that the next version Windows, currently codenamed 'Longhorn', will in fact be named Windows Vista. There is currently no confirmation or announcement from Microsoft on this, but as...

Microsoft Makes Longhorn Performance Promises

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For the past several years, Microsoft has been promising that Longhorn would deliver some substantial security, reliability and performance improvements. But until the worldwide partner conference in Minneapolis in mid-July, company officials had not quantified...

Longhorn following Unix on security?

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Microsoft's delayed Longhorn operating system appears to be taking a page from the Unix management book by curbing user's administration rights. Mike Nash, Microsoft's security business and technology unit corporate vice president, has said Longhorn...

Longhorn Locked Down to Fight Hackers

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Microsoft's forthcoming Longhorn operating system places great emphasis on locking down PCs to prevent unauthorised access to hardware and software, the software giant revealed today. According to Detlef Echert, Microsoft's chief security advisor in Europe,...

Longhorn Beta 1: Late July

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Thanks neufuse for this piece taken from Paul Thurrott's weekly short takes for the week ending July 4th. As for Longhorn Beta 1, that milestone release is still on track for "this summer,"...

Microsoft to Share Its Plans for Longhorn RSS Support

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Two years ago at the first Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, dedicated to Longhorn, Microsoft officials showed how Microsoft planned to support RSS in Longhorn. On Friday, the Redmond, Wash., software mogul is set to provide...

Longhorn home server on the way

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Computer software giant Microsoft will release the beta version of its long-talked-about Longhorn Server in August, at about the same time that it releases the beta for the Longhorn desktop OS, Senior Vice President Bob...

Microsoft Building Flexibility into Longhorn

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Microsoft Corp.'s "Longhorn" server will be a far more configurable system than past Windows releases, allowing customers to change the server's setup on the fly by selecting which components to load. "We are in the...

Longhorn photo support comes into focus

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The next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, will feature support for uncompressed digital camera images--which could change the way people view and edit photos. The company on Wednesday announced deals with camera...

The 'Dirty Little Secret' About Longhorn

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Developers say there's a dirty little secret about Longhorn that few Softies are discussing publicly: Longhorn won't be based on the .Net Framework. We're still expecting that the .Net Framework will ship with Longhorn –...

Longhorn at WinHec 2005 - Round-Up

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Expectations were especially high this year, as attendees signed in to WinHec's first day, after they had received the pre-beta DVD copy of Windows Codenamed Longhorn, they were also invited to participate in the beta,...

Week in review: Longhorn on Tiger's tail

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The battle of the operating systems heated up this week as Apple Computer unleashed Tiger and Microsoft showed off some of the beef to expect in Longhorn. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates gave...

Longhorn Will Feel Your Touch

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Microsoft plans to include touch screen functionality as a feature of the operating system in the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, the company says. Support for touch screens will come in addition to support...

Fewer Permissions Are Key to Longhorn Security

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Software engineers who attend Microsoft's annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference later this month could get their first taste of a new Windows user permissions model that could change the way thousands of programs are developed...

10 Things Longhorn needs

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When it comes right down to it, what exactly does Longhorn, the next version of Windows really need to have? Let's face it, Windows XP was largely a cleaned up, prettified version of Windows...

Longhorn could be tough sell for Microsoft

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Longhorn has already survived several major delays, intense scrutiny from the industry and a radical redesign of its features. But the toughest test for Microsoft's next release of Windows is still to come: Will anyone...

Longhorn Networking Revealed: Summary

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This afternoon we were treated to an interesting Microsoft TechNet chat session on networking in Windows Longhorn. The session provided a great overview of what we can expect from the Longhorn networking team come this...

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