Microsoft Adds More 64-Bit SKUs to Its Line Up
Managers can expect three more Windows Server flavors to arrive next year for AMD and Itanium systems.Microsoft made it official on Wednesday that it is adding three more Windows Server editions to its product family. New members of the family include a Standard Edition of Windows Server 2003 for Intel Itanium Systems; a Standard Edition of Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Extended Systems (a k a for AMD 64-bit servers); and an Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Extended Systems (for AMD 64). eWEEK recently discussed the push into 64-bit computing with AMD CEO Hector de Ruiz. Check out his take on the market here.
All three of the newly announced SKUs are due to ship simultaneously with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, which Microsoft, as of last week, delayed until the latter half of 2004. The Windows XP release that will support the AMD 64-bit Athlon also is not due to ship until the latter half of 2004, company officials confirmed.