Friday, November 18, 2005
Microsoft Stakes Claim to x64 Future
Microsoft Stakes Claim to x64 Future: "Still, Microsoft's transition to x64 in the server space will seem aggressive. Windows Compute Cluster Server, due in the first half of 2006, will be available only on the x64 platform. Also, Exchange 12, the next major version of Exchange, which is due in late 2006 or early 2007, will be available only in x64 Editions. For Longhorn Server, due in early 2007, Microsoft will ship both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of most product editions. But Longhorn Small Business Server (SBS) will be x64 only, as will the upcoming medium business server product, codenamed Centro. Finally, the R2 version of Longhorn Server, due in 2009, will be x64 only as well."