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Floodgates and Forums

Floodgates and Forums

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We opened up the floodgates today.  If you filled out the survey at the Windows Home Server Connect site,  and answered the questions correctly, then you should have received an invite to join the Windows Home Server Beta 2 program.  If you can't burn your own DVDs and CDs, then order a Disk Kit.  If you don't have the right hardware, then head to the store.  If you don't have Windows Home Server up and running, how can you help us make it better?

A special thanks goes out to the early contributors to the Home Server Forums who have helped answer some of the simpler questions, troubleshoot some of the more difficult and help people find the pre-posted bugs and suggestions on the Windows Home Server Connect site, so the product team doesn't have to waste time wading through a lot of duplicates.

Beta 2 was Build #1301, and since that time the product team has been busy cranking out new builds every day.  Today, we are up to Build #1345 which included English, German, French, Spanish and Japanese builds of the product.  The testing continues and the user interface continues to evolve, as the builds are really starting to look nicer and work better every day.  We still need sometime to work on the user interface and get some of the bugs out before releasing a new build.  As plans firm up, I will be sure to share them on the blog. 

Joel Sider, our smooth talking, Public Relations guy did a video with the Channel 10 guys.  Check it out to get a video vignette of some of the latest news.


p.s.  If you didn't yet fill out a survey to participate in Windows Home Server Beta 2, the survey form is still available.  We will look at extending invitations to the people that queue up once or twice a week if we think we can handle the volume.

  • Are new builds available for download? Several of my bugs have been closed so I'm assuming they are fixed but it would be nice to install a new working version. (or does windows update install the upgrades (or is that just wishful thinking?))

  • Yes, will the updated bits come down in patches for existings installs or do we have to upgrade?  Is upgrading even an option when a new DVD is eventually available on Connect?

  • Во-первых, взгляните на последний пост на главном блоге WHS вот здесь . Кратко новости таковы (плюс мои

  • What can I do to become a member of this test group? I currently have several machines running XP and Vista and I want to have a central place to share media and files. Is there anything I can do to join?

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