Ballmer Talks Up Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 is the most significant work Microsoft has ever done in terms of what it means for the IT infrastructure and datacenter, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.SAN FRANCISCOWindows Server 2003 is the most significant work Microsoft has ever done in terms of what it means for the IT infrastructure and datacenter, Steve Ballmer, Microsofts CEO, told attendees at the launch of Windows Server 2003 here on Thursday. "This is a very significant piece of work and the highest quality release of Windows Server ever. It is not just a small, incremental release of the operating system, it is a breakthrough in terms of security, manageability and the innovations it brings to software developers and information workers who need to collaborate," Ballmer said. The theme of the product release was "doing more with less," and Ballmer said this is "absolutely the right time to be bringing new innovation to the marketplace, a view that is shared by our customers. IT managers have to do more with less today, and that is one of the biggest challenges faced by Microsoft and its customers alike."
This was evidenced by the some 200,000 people attending the global launches of the three products: the Windows Server 2003 family, a new version of Visual Studio .Net and a 64-bit edition of SQL Server 2000, he said.