Microsoft Delivers Windows Server R2 Beta 2
Microsoft Corp. officials told beta testers on Thursday that the second beta release of its Windows Server 2003 R2 update is now available for download.
Microsoft made the R2 Beta 2 bits available on its Betaplace Web site.
R2 is a fairly minor version of Windows Server, built on the recently released Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) code base. R2 integrates a number of the myriad Windows Server 2003 feature packs that Microsoft has shipped since April 2003, plus adds a few new features.
The R2 release is slated to ship by the end of calendar 2005.
Build 1939 is the official R2 Beta 2 version number, testers said. But Microsoft recently identified R2 Build No. 1927 as the "Beta 2 Escrow Build."
According to testers, who requested anonymity, Build 1927 included a number of changes from the Beta 1 build. (These changes are still part of 1939, testers said.)
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