What a great day! Microsoft just announced the availability of Windows Server code name "Longhorn" Beta 3. I know the whole company was very anxious to get this build out to our customer and partners. To all our partners and customers: No more excuses, GetBeta3 is live. Go and grab a copy and test your solutions, your applications and your infrastructure on this build. From my virtual perspective the only setback is that we did not include Beta 1 of Windows Server Virtualization aka. 'Viridian' in this beta. 'Viridian Beta 1 will ship later this year. Mike Neil talks about the timing in an earlier post.
Instead of repeating what Microsoft folks already talk about in their blogs, here are a couple of links you might find useful:
Ready, Set, Go! We're on our way to RTM!
Neil, my boss, last night almost topped my favorite blog post from Jason. He blogged about Beta 3 and his blog has a great set of links making it easy to find the bits and learn more. Go and check out all the resources about Beta 3 of Windows Server code name "Longhorn" he has collected. A great collection for developers and IT Professionals and folks wanting to learn more about the next generation Windows Server OS or just try the bits at home.
Channel 9 has the signoff video up. Of course! Go check it out and enjoy Iain.