Final Results and Overall Mark
Well we have reached the end of the preview. Here are my final comments and notes for Microsoft Codename "Whistler" Server and Advanced Server Preview.
you can see from this article, Whistler provides a lot of enhancements
over its predecessors. The
deployment capabilities have been improved, and complicated, depending on
who you talk to. Administration
has been simplified and IIS has been extended to provide more support for
Applications in the office. When
I first sat down to look at Whistler, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Microsoft does not seem to be touting it as much as it has been
touting XP Personal Edition or XP Home Edition, but Whistler seems to have
enough improvements to rank it side by side with the client counterparts.
Whistler has not been exposed nearly as much on the Internet as the
Client versions, hopefully that will change soon.
one more thing. One of my
readers, Leslie, wanted me to mention that Windows XP will support IPv6.
I do know that is a concern for most people today.
Microsoft will support IPv6 for RPC communication.
There will also be the IPv6 driver and utilities for any developers
wishing to develop applications that take advantage of IPv6. There will
also be features in Whistler that allow for add-ons of GetAddrInfo and
GetNameInfo from TCP/IP of IPv6. This
is a socket interface that makes the 128-bit size of the new IP addresses
visible to any applications that need it.
are some links to some web sites that discuss this in more detail: