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MS refreshes Longhorn Beta 2

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    Microsoft quietly released a refresh of Longhorn Server Beta 2 over the weekend, called Build 5600.

    David Lowe, Windows Server senior product manager, wrote in the Windows Server Division Weblog Saturday:

    You won't find many additional features over Beta 2, but there are big gains in performance and reliability as we've been able to bake in all the core OS improvements that were happening simultaneously in Windows Vista [as well as fix a bunch of our own bugs ;-)].

    Known bugs in Beta 2 included problems with BitLocker encryption when a system wakes from hibernation, incompatibility with the subsystem for Unix apps. Build 5600 is available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers to download.

    InfoWorld Chief Technologist Tom Yager reviewed Longhorn Beta 2 last June and was overall impressed with what he saw. " If there�s one way to sum up Longhorn Server, it�s that it presents a greatly diminished need for Microsoft-certified administrators," he wrote.

    Oliver Rist, a InfoWorld Test Center senior contributing editor and author of the Enterprise Windows column, also had high praise: "Longhorn is a slam dunk, a must-have upgrade for practically every Windows systems administrator."

    Longhorn Server Beta 3 is expected to come out in the first half of 2007. The final release is expected in late 2007.

    For more InfoWorld coverage of Longhorn, check out our special report here.

    Has any out there had a chance to check out Beta 2? What do you think so far?

     

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