Today our Windows Server product development team reached a very important milestone - the release of Windows Server 2003 R2 RC0. If you haven't heard about R2 before, R2 is an update release of Windows Server 2003 with SP1, and provides improved branch office server solutions, identity and access management and storage management. You can get R2 RC0 from the R2 web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/r2. Both x86 and x64 versions are available for download. The web site also has the latest product information and R2 details and links to other resources, like the R2 TechCenter. As well, Scoble and the Channel 9 crew was able to catch up with Iain McDonald, Director of Windows Program Management, to discuss R2 and a wide range of other topics. As Iain is one of our more colorful personalities, this makes for good viewing. You can watch the interview on http://channel9.msdn.com

Julius Sinkevicius