APRIL 15, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) – BOSTON — Microsoft Corp. is making preparations to hand out a preview copy of its next major Windows release, code-named Longhorn, at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference later this month in Seattle. The first Longhorn beta release will follow this summer, and while no date has been set for a second beta release, Microsoft is pledging to ship the desktop version of the operating system by late 2006. The server operating system will follow in 2007.
Jim Allchin, group vice president of platforms at Microsoft, said the company will put "massive marketing" behind the new operating system, which will be its main platform for the next 10 years. Some key areas of focus for Microsoft in developing Longhorn were improving security and safety, adding new capabilities to "visualize and organize" information in ways that move beyond traditional searches, and reducing operational costs.
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This interview is a bit different, it talks about Longhorn Server Roles and 64 Bit computing.