Microsoft settles on Server 2008 name

 

'Windows Server 2008' to replace '2003'
moniker
.

Microsoft plans to name it's forthcoming server operating system Windows Server 2008.

The software is currently known only by its "Longhorn" codename. The same codename was also used for the Windows Vista desktop operating system when it was under development.

The name is expected to be officially unveiled later this week at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Los Angeles. The company mistakenly disclosed the name at a website for the event. A website for Microsoft France last week posted the Windows Server 2008 logo.

Microsoft has since removed all references to the new brand.

The name hardly comes at a surprise. Windows Server 2008 replaces the "2003" branded product. The software is due out in the second half of this year.

Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


Microsoft settles on Server 2008 name
 
 
 
Top Stories
Beyond ACORN: Cracking the infosec skills nut
[Blog post] Could the Government's cybercrime focus be a catalyst for change?
 
The iTnews Benchmark Awards
Meet the best of the best.
 
Telstra hands over copper, HFC in new $11bn NBN deal
Value of 2011 deal remains intact.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Xero prepares for key feature coming in 2015
Dec 19, 2014
Xero users will be able to track how their business is comparing to other Xero users.
More 4G from Optus in Darwin
Nov 21, 2014
Click to see where Optus has expanded coverage to the suburbs near Darwin.
Optus steps up regional 4G coverage
Nov 20, 2014
Once 700Mhz services are working, Optus claims regional users will have a "faster and more ...
This Huawei 4G phone costs $99
Nov 12, 2014
The $99 Huawei Ascend Y550, available through Vodafone, enters the budget market as one of the ...
4G smartphones: Microsoft's Lumia 830
Nov 7, 2014
Microsoft has announced its flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 830 4G, will be available in ...
Latest Comments
Polls
Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







   |   View results
Your bank
  39%
 
Your insurance company
  3%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  8%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  7%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  2%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  20%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  14%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  6%
TOTAL VOTES: 1793

Vote
Do you support the abolition of the Office of the Information Commissioner?