I referenced Robert McLaws yesterday with his speculation that the eventual name of the Longhorn server version would be Windows Server Vista, so I thought in fairness, I should quote the last (July 27) Microsoft comment I had seen on the subject from Julius Sinkevicius at the Windows Server division blog who also announced the limited release of a beta:
As you probably heard by now, today we released the Beta 1 of Windows Vista, which is the next version of the Windows client operating system, previously known as Windows Longhorn. What you may not know is that we also released Beta 1 of Windows Server Longhorn.
First off, the name change to Windows Vista only applies to the Windows client operating system. We haven’t changed the name of Windows Server to Vista. Instead, we’ll be following the same naming convention as previous server releases. We haven’t announced the name of the version yet, but you can expect to be something like “Windows Server 200X”.
Second, you won’t find Beta 1 of Windows Server Longhorn in the usual beta spots like MSDN or TechNet. The goal of Beta 1 is to gather feedback on the platform itself rather than the features, so the recipients of the beta will be OEMs, IHVs, System Builders, ISVs and developers.
More by following the link. That’s why I’m currently filing Longhorn Server news under “Windows Server Longhorn.”