Windows Server Longhorn Standard Beta 3 Escrow Now Available

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.

Getting Ready for the Data Center

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.

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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