Unexpected Longhorn Server test build ready for download

On April 4, Microsoft did deliver a new Longhorn Server release to testers. But it was yet another Community Technology Preview (CTP) interim test build, not a full-fledged Beta 3. Longhorn Server Beta 3 is slated to include the Microsoft Windows PowerShell scripting environment, according to company officials. Beta 3 is expected to be the […]

On April 4, Microsoft did deliver a new Longhorn Server release to testers. But it was yet another Community Technology Preview (CTP) interim test build, not a full-fledged Beta 3.

Longhorn Server Beta 3 is slated to include the Microsoft Windows PowerShell scripting environment, according to company officials. Beta 3 is expected to be the last major test build of Longhorn Server before the product is released to manufacturing.

As reported by the Windows Connected site, the newly minted Longhorn Server CTP is available to a select group of testers via the Microsoft Connect site. Windows Connected identifies the new Longhorn Server build number as 6001-16497-070330-1720.

So is Microsoft still going to drop a public Longhorn Server Beta 3 later this month? Or will it be delayed into next month? Longhorn Server is still due to ship before the end of 2007, Microsoft officials confirmed recently.

Source:→ ZDNet

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