After reading at bink.nu that the Longhorn April CTP was available, I logged in to my sweet MSDN account and searched for it. Strangely, I could only find “Longhorn Beta 3 Escrow” which became available on April 9th. I’m guessing that this version is newer than the April CTP but I’m not sure. Anyone know what escrow means in this sense?
Finally, I’l be able to put my awesome x64 servers to use, sorta Since Longhorn won’t be final for awhile, I figure I will use these machines to beta test Longhorn and Exchange 2k7 until Longhorn is RTM’d.
The above photo was taken late one night as I installed the February CTP onto one of the servers. I used my 32 inch flat screen LCD HDTV as the monitor.. cuz I could. It was cool but ultimately, the install was worthless. The February CTP of Longhorn isn’t compatible with Powershell and thus can’t run Exchange 2007. Ahh well, now I’ve got Beta 3 Escrow. So now to decide which I’ll do Friday night: go to NASA’s World Space Party near Mountain View or install Longhorn & Exchange and play.