Microsoft Shares Longhorn Networking DetailsBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2005-03-22 Email Print
Microsoft execs go public with some of the enterprise and home networking changes that will debut with its next-gen Windows.Microsoft execs have been reticent to talk about changes that Microsoft is making to Windows' core "Fundamentals" pillar with Longhorn. But on Tuesday, a handful of Microsoft's top Windows Longhorn networking officials opened up a bit.
Led by Jawad Khaki, corporate vice president of Microsoft's networking and devices technologies division, the Microsoft Windows execs participated in an hour-long Web chat on the topic of Longhorn Networking.
Ironically, the chat, attended by nearly 300 participants at one point, was plagued by constant connectivity problems. Nonetheless, the execs provided answers to a number of high-level Longhorn networking questions.
Microsoft is expected to release a Longhorn alpha around the time of its Windows Hardware Engineering conference in late April. A first beta is expected by testers this summer.
Khaki opened Tuesday's chat with a warning: "Of course this is all subject to change." But he also shared an outline of Microsoft's current Longhorn networking priorities. These included:
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