The release of the Windows Server Virtualisation (WSV) pre-beta code, called a community technology preview (CTP), will come at the same time Microsoft ships a new beta release of Windows Server 2008 called “Release Candidate 0.”
A release candidate is a final beta before the code is considered finished. Microsoft plans to have at least one more release candidate before the server ships early next year.
Microsoft made the announcement at VMWorld, the annual conference of its biggest virtualisation rival VMware.
Microsoft said the CTP will not include all the features that are planned for the final version.
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