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Windows 7: Rumor: Beta of "Vail" and "Aurora" to be available next week

10 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 8 Professional x64
Rumor: Beta of "Vail" and "Aurora" to be available next week

ZDNet is reporting that codename "Vail" and "Aurora" may be available for beta testers next week. Vail and Aurora are low end versions of Microsofts Windows Server range of products, with Vail being the codename for the next version on Windows Home Server, based on Windows 7. Aurora is a new product, targeted at small businesses to bridge the gap between the more expensive Windows Server range.
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Vail has been available for some time now.

see: WINDOWS HOME SERVER | Microsoft Connect

Is this a new beta version of it?

Edit: I guess not.

Earlier this year the CTP (Community Technology Preview) of Vail was leaked online, and shortly after Microsoft made available a public beta of Vail, but Aurora is a new product which is yet to be seen. ZDNet reports that at Microsoft's TechEd conference in June, Microsoft Server and Tools President Bob Muglia said that Aurora is intended as a "small business appliance", and that it will actually include Active Directory functionality, though the extent of this is unknown yet.
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12 Jul 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

been there...installed that...

why do they mention vail in the article?

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