Friday, August 31, 2007

Windows Server 2008 release delayed

Windows Server 2008 is apparently going to live up to its name, with Microsoft acknowledging Wednesday that it won’t be able to finish work on the product this year, as scheduled.

“Windows Server 2008, which we have been saying would Release to Manufacturing (RTM) by the end of the calendar year, is now slated to RTM in the first quarter of calendar year 2008,” Microsoft said on its Windows Server blog.

As for the reasoning, the company said “while we’re very happy with the feedback we’re getting and the overall quality of the latest product builds, we would rather spend a little more time to meet the high quality bar that our customers and partners deserve and expect.”

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