Other Rejected Longhorn Server Names

Other Rejected Longhorn Server Names

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As a follow-up to my last post regarding the official name of Windows Server code name "Longhorn", I thought it might be interesting for people to see some other names that have been touted during our brainstorming meetings, but that will never see the light of day...

Windows Live Server
Windows Bob Server
Windows Server, Millennium Edition
Windows Server, Server Edition
Windows Server, Bill Gates Commemorative Edition
Windows Server 2003 R3
Windows Server 2525
Windows Server 6.0: The Undiscovered Country
Windows Server 6.0: City Under Siege
Windows “Any Team But England” Server, World Cup Edition
America’s Next Top Server
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Windows Server
I Just Saved a Bunch of Money on My Windows Server
If I Said You Had a Windows Server Would You Hold It Against Me?

Who said marketing isn't fun...?


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  • You’re killing me!  :)  My bet is on “Windows Server 2007”...

  • How about Windows Server 5.4.xxxx or Windows Server 6.0.xxxx?

    I know it isn't cool and all, but would be nice.

    Whatever you do, make sure the branding API doesn't have a stupid copyright symbol in it like Vista does. Those gomers are going to piss off legions of admins trying to do admin work from the command line because of that stupid symbol being stuck into Active Directory for the Operating System Name. Yeah I bugged that in the beta. It was initially closed because whomever fielded the bug figured it wasn't theres and that someone else had to do something and sent that to me like I can do anything about it. I contacted a friend inside of MSFT and got it reopened but it sounds like it is still not going to be fixed because no one seems to want to own up to the stupidity.

    Some people around there need to start using the command prompt more so they understand the issues associated with it and the decisions they make.


  • ...is NOT going to be the next name for the
    server product currently known as Longhorn.  However...

  • Surfing around and reading blogs I found some comments from the Windows Server team about what Longhorn...

  • A while back we had a customer contact us that was seeing something with authentication that they were...

  • Surfing around and reading blogs I found some comments from the Windows Server team about what Longhorn

  • JuliusS from our team and Volker Will from the developer platform evangelism team recently sat down with for The .NET Show to discuss Windows Server "Longhorn" and our server virtualization technologies.