Nicknamed "Cougar" (They even rip off Apple's nickname preferences - i.e. Leopard became OS X last year), Microsoft is dropping the big cat moniker and unveiling its soon to be released line of servers designed specifically for small to midsize businesses.

The press will get an up close and personal preview next week (so watch for the avalanche of reviews to come out of that). You can at least check out some screen grabs off the Microsoft site.

The new servers should be coming to market some time in the second half of 2008.

One wonders what those screen shots would look like in the next version if the Yahoo! deal goes through.