Today on the Windows Server Division Weblog, Mike Neil General Manager of Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft officially announced the delay in both the final version of virtual server R2 SP1 and the public beta of windows server virtualization (aka Viridian). Viridian was scheduled for the first half of 2007 but now is moved to the second half, virtual server was scheduled to ship Q1 but now has moved to Q2. The timeline for windows server virtualization (final release) is not affected as stated by Mike Neil, it is still planned to ship 180 days after the Longhorn release.
Reading this news, I’m suddenly very interested if there are any consequences for the (beta) release dates of Service Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). Is it still scheduled to be released at WinHEC 2007?