Home > Windows > Windows Longhorn Server April CTP Available Windows Longhorn Server April CTP Available Submitted by Andrew Higgins 2007-04-06 Windows 5 Comments 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. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 5 Comments 2007-04-06 11:07 pm Luminair Longhorn Server is pretty good. They are getting a lot of things right… 2007-04-07 2:08 am project_2501 “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. 2007-04-07 6:32 am Luminair 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. 2007-04-10 2:20 pm ewright 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 2007-04-07 7:43 am jayson.knight 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.