Wondering about Longhorn Server?
Microsoft is developing the Longhorn Server and Vista client releases in tandem, but the final delivery of Longhorn Server will occur six to 12 months after the release of Vista "because of the additional testing a server platform requires and is expected by enterprise IT customers," said a company spokesperson.
Microsoft's goal is to sync the Longhorn Server and Vista client betas. By he time Microsoft is releasing the gold version of Vista client (summer/fall 2006), it is shooting to be releasing a new beta of Longhorn Server. The day that it ships Longhorn client Service Pack 1 (some time in 2007), the Windows team is hoping to be releasing the final Longhorn server code, company officials told Microsoft Watch earlier this year.