Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Apr 2007 13:08 UTC, submitted by Andrew Higgins
Windows Microsoft has just made the Windows Longhorn Server April CTP available for download to tech beta testers. It features several improvements to the core and has implemented a lot of new features to fill in the holes present in the February CTP.
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Good fun
by Luminair on Fri 6th Apr 2007 23:07 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

Longhorn Server is pretty good. They are getting a lot of things right...

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RE: Good fun
by project_2501 on Sat 7th Apr 2007 02:08 UTC in reply to "Good fun"
project_2501 Member since:
2006-03-20

"Longhorn Server is pretty good. They are getting a lot of things right..."

such as?

i'd be interested in a list of advances in its abilities to be a better server OS.

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RE[2]: Good fun
by Luminair on Sat 7th Apr 2007 06:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Good fun"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

Well for one thing, the Virtual machine integration is over the top. Watch this video stream: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/longhorn/video/virtualizatio...

Aside from the under-the-hood stuff, the GUI is really nice. I actually had fun playing with Longhorn Server. The management console integrates the controls of so many different components into one place that it is like visiting a candy shop. ;)

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RE[3]: Good fun
by ewright on Tue 10th Apr 2007 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good fun"
ewright Member since:
2005-07-21

Nice to see System Center featured alongside Windows Server Virtualization. Some great webcasts on Operations Manager 2007 can be found at TechNet:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/opsmgr/2007/evaluate/webcasts.mspx

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RE[2]: Good fun
by jayson.knight on Sat 7th Apr 2007 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Good fun"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

One of the largest/best advances is IIS7, and the fact that almost every single piece of it has been rewritten as a pluggable architecture giving developers the ability to A) extend any part of it they want to and B) add new functionality...without having to resort to ISAPI, it can all be done via managed code now.

IIS6 was fantastic from all standpoints (stability, scalability, security)...if IIS7 continues in those areas + what I mentioned above, it'll be a remarkable piece of software.

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