Microsoft sends out Windows Server 2003 R2 beta invites

Microsoft are slowly selecting potential testers for their next Windows Server release, code named R2. In an email to testers today the software giant begins:

"Due to the outstanding contributions you made during the recent Windows SP1 beta, the Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 Beta Team would to extend the opportunity to participate in the upcoming "R2" beta program. The core of this release is built on the Windows Server 2003 SP1 platform and adds optionally-installable components that our customers have requested. This beta will all incorporate a number of key features that are of interest to customers who want to take advantage of new technologies available in the next release of Microsoft® Windows Server 2003."

According to Microsoft the beta will begin in the "early part of December" and will finish in Q4 of 2005. Microsoft have issued several Guest ID's for this beta but in order to prevent leaks the ID's are different (capital letters in different places).

News source: Microsoft Beta Place

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