Exchange 12 available as 32 bit eval

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This is an update for all of you that attended last weeks Gulf Coast Partner Technight presented by Rene Alamo and James Cuomo. Conversation about the availability of 32bit E12 had many speculations so let me clear up a few details. Exchange 12 (codename E12) will be 64bit only. Longhorn Server will not have full functionality on current 64bit motherboards. Some functionality will require hardware support on-board which is currently not available. Exchange 12 (codename E12) will have a 32bit release point for testing/evaluation purposes, it will NOT be a supported platform in the production environment. SBS Cougar (or 2007) will be a 64bit only platform. So there you go, that is all the clarity I can provide at this point.

3 Responses to Exchange 12 available as 32 bit eval

  1. Ryan Downs says:

    If Longhorn 64 is not fully compatible with current hardware then wtf are they encouraging people to buy 64bit hardware today?

  2. Vlad says:

    There are plenty of advantages to being 64bit beyond what may require on-board cooperation.

    -Vlad

  3. Anonymous says:

    Support for more RAM in 64-bit is one major plus! Still, the 32-bit test scenario sure does open a whole can of worms.

    -Tim

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