Windows Server 2003 update to precede Longhorn

Monday, 8 March 2004, 2:40 PM EST

Stirring up its Windows Server product road map, Microsoft said Friday it plans to ship an updated version of its Windows Server 2003 product before a Longhorn version of the server operating system, expected by about 2007.

"It is likely that we will introduce an update to Windows Server 2003," said Jeff Price, senior director for Windows Server product management at Microsoft. "We're hearing from customers that they want us to look at a more integrated and easier-to-consume delivery vehicle for technology updates to Windows Server 2003."

The components in the update are likely to include Windows SharePoint Services, Windows Rights Management Services and the Group Policy Management Console, which have been released as Windows Server 2003 Feature Packs since the operating system was launched in April 2003, Microsoft said.

By Joris Evers at Info World.

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