Windows Server 2008 set for launch in February


Announced at the Microsoft World Partner Conference, the launch date for Windows Server 2008 is set for February 27th 2008.

Microsoft said it will launch the product, which it has said will be finalized before the end of the year, at an event in Los Angeles on February 27. The company will also launch Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 at the same event. The new operating system, formerly code-named Longhorn Server, includes the PowerShell scripting language, role-based deployment options as well as network access protection features. The code for Windows Server 2008 is still set to be finished by the end of the year.