News

New Name for Windows 64-bit Extended Editions

Microsoft is going with a simpler name for the versions of Windows that will support the AMD64 and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology processors.

Up until this week, Microsoft added the phrase "for Extended 64-bit Systems" to the end of the OS name, creating such cumbersome constructions as Windows XP 64-bit for Extended 64-bit Systems. From here on out, the products will be identified as x64 editions.

The current lineup of x64 Editions includes Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition.

Microsoft has not publicly discussed the Datacenter edition before.

The name announcement came with the official release of a new pre-release build of the x64 editions available through the Corporate Preview Program. Microsoft also said pricing for the x64 editions will be the same as for comparable 32-bit editions.

The x64 editions are currently planned for delivery in the first half of 2005.

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Microsoft Ups Its Windows 10 App Compatibility Assurances

    Microsoft gave assurances this week that organizations adopting Windows 10 likely won't face application compatibility issues.

  • SharePoint Online Users To Get 'Modern' UI Push in April

    Microsoft plans to alter some of the tenant-level blocking capabilities that may have been set up by organizations and deliver its so-called "modern" user interface (UI) to Lists and Libraries for SharePoint Online users, starting in April.

  • How To Use PowerShell Splatting

    Despite its weird name, splatting can be a really handy technique if you create a lot of PowerShell scripts.

  • New Microsoft Customer Agreement for Buying Azure Services To Start in March

    Microsoft will have a new approach for organizations buying Azure services called the "Microsoft Customer Agreement," which will be available for some customers starting as early as this March.

comments powered by Disqus
Most   Popular

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.