Longhorn Server Beta available for public download

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Vista may have been a big announcement for consumers but most of us in the enterprise are waiting for Longhorn Server. The long wait is almost over: Microsoft has released the feature-complete, third Beta publicly on its website. "We will be distributing beta 3 as broadly as possible to ensure the maximum number of IT professionals, developers and partners test and evaluate the new features. Our distribution programs will offer this chance to literally hundreds of thousands of people," said Helene Love Snell, the senior product manager for Windows Server. With Longhorn, Microsoft is attempting to build on the improved reliability and security of the Windows 2003 platform while making things easier for admins through improved event logging, task scheduling, enhanced remote management and Windows PowerShell.

For more on Longhorn's public Beta:
- see this eWeek article

To download the Beta:
- head over to Microsoft's website