Microsoft to get technical on Longhorn, 'Palladium'

Monday, 5 May 2003, 3:36 PM EST

Microsoft will demonstrate its much debated Next-Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB) security initiative for the first time next week at an event in New Orleans, and will also provide further details on its plans for managing IT systems.

At WinHEC {Windows Hardware Engineering Conference), an annual event where Microsoft tells hardware makers what it is doing with Windows, the software maker also plans to share more information on Longhorn, the next version of its operating system for desktops planned for release in 2005.

Other topics on the agenda include the recently announced Windows CE .Net 4.2 for handheld devices and embedded systems, and Windows Real-Time Communications Server, Microsoft's instant messaging server formerly called Greenwich.

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