Windows Blackcomb

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Windows Blackcomb is the code name for the successor to Microsoft Windows Server 2003, announced in February 2000.

The codename Blackcomb was originally assigned to a version of Windows that was planned to follow Windows XP in both client and server versions. However in August 2001, the release of Blackcomb was pushed back several years and Longhorn was announced as an intermediary. In November 2002, Microsoft confirmed that Blackcomb would be a server-only release.

Blackcomb has been slated to include many features from Longhorn, however some features that have slipped from Longhorn's release schedule are not expected to be ready for Blackcomb's release either. On December 10 2004, Windows Server Chief Bob Muglia stated that the earliest WinFS to be included in their server operating system would be a component of the first update following a couple of years after Blackcomb.

Blackcomb's true product name and feature list is still unclear. However, it was recently announced that Blackcomb will be available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, in order to ease the industry's transition from 32-bit to 64-bit computing. Blackcomb was previously expected to support only 64-bit server systems.

Blackcomb is currently planned to release in early 2007.

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