Jim Allchin was meeting with media this week, talking about Windows Vista and Longhorn Server. CNET's reporting package includes videos and print. Jim focused on Windows Vista, but did manage to shed this bit of light on Longhorn Server:

Longhorn Server is also on track for release some time next year, Allchin said. The product will have a Beta 2 in the first half of the year and a Beta 3 version in the second half.

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