Microsoft is clearing the fog around its move into 64-bit computing. At the Windows .Net Server DevCon conference here this week, Microsoft devoted much of its time to a new 64-bit Windows release and accompanying applications, which are due to reach customers early next year.Yesterday, a Microsoft executive touted the company’s planned next-generation release of Windows, codenamed “Longhorn,” which will not appear until the 2004 timeframe. Microsoft wants developers to push the limits of the Windows server platform, he stressed.
Elsewhere, Brian Valentine, senior vice-president in charge of Microsoft’s Windows development, has made a grim admission to the Microsoft Windows Server .net developer conference in Seattle, USA:
“I’m not proud,” he told delegates on 5th of September. “We really haven’t done everything we could to protect our customers. Our products just aren’t engineered for security,” admitted Valentine, who since 1998 has headed Microsoft’s Windows division.