New Beta Open: Centro
Published Apr 04 2019 01:11 PM 62 Views
First published on TechNet on Oct 24, 2006
This is a great opportunity to participate in a Microsoft beta program aimed at midsize businesses.  From

So, what is "Centro" you ask...........?

I am glad you asked.... :)

We are looking for a few good testers to help influence the direction of this new Microsoft® Windows Server Solutions Product. Do you have three 64 bit machines that you can spare to test some of the most exciting technology Microsoft is working on? I know the system requirements are a daunting one, but this is the only way we can test "Centro". So, if you are already on the Longhorn Beta or the Exchange Beta, then you are already two thirds of the way there.

The "Centro" Product team is looking to you to help test the Beta of "Centro". “Centro” is the code name for a new Microsoft® infrastructure solution that will help midsize businesses with less than 250 PCs in their environment.  Centro will bring together key server products for midsize businesses, including Windows Server “Longhorn,” Exchange Server 2007 and security technologies, plus a new, integrated management experience.  Centro is designed for IT professionals in midsize companies, helping them with server technologies that are easier to purchase, install and manage.

Details :

If you are interested in joining the "Centro" Beta please go to click on Invitations sign in with your Windows Live ID (Passport ID) and enter the following invite ID; Extr-GHBC-JCJM . You will be asked to take a short Survey. Once you complete the survey look for an email from . If you don't already trust this address, please add it to your trusted email addresses.

Microsoft MVPs :

Please contact me directly about this techbeta. I have a different invite ID to the Beta for you.

If you have any questions what so ever, please post a comment here or send me an email direct, .

Centro press release:


Kevin Beares

Centro and SBS Community Lead

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