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Q&A: Citrix CEO Mark Templeton

Citrix Systems CEO Mark Templeton and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services John Burris talked with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney Tuesday at the company's iForum event in Las Vegas. Newly appointed channel chief Mitchell Parker also was in attendance at the conference.

CRN: There is an interim release of Presentation Server planned for the Windows Server 2003 R2 update, and you announced this week a set of technologies code-named Constellation under development for the Longhorn Server. Yet it wasn't clear how these will be productized. Can you comment?

Templeton: Well, we didn’t want to make a product announcement yesterday. Ohio is the code name for the next release of Presentation Server. We haven’t made any big secret of that, and it will run on Windows Server 2003 R2.

CRN: And Constellation?

Templeton: Constellation is really messaging about technologies that support Longhorn server, our application virtualization strategy. And some of those technologies are mostly in the form of features and early capabilities that will find their way into Ohio and be released before Longhorn, because that's two years away. So we're being nonspecific about product releases.

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