Windows Home Server Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows Home Server"

July, 2007

  • Ship it!

    Woo-hoo! We did it. Today we are announcing that Windows Home Server has been released to manufacturing (RTM). We have finalized the software and now handing it off to our OEM partners. The evaluation version (with 120 day evaluation period) and the system...
  • Go big or go home

    Or in the case of Daryl Plummer, go big AT home. Daryl's the Gartner research chief I mentioned in a previous post . I think its fair to say he has a seriously (the ultimate?) digital home. Here's the more detailed overview of his not-so-humble abode...
  • The best kept secret ...

    Windows Home Server was a secret for a long time. We had over 1,000 internal testers at Microsoft prior to announcing the product at CES 2007, some of these people used the product for over a year without leaking anything about it. I remember the early...
  • Team Photo

    Here's a photo of the Windows Home Server team taken at our ship-party last Friday night. CJ did an amazing job of planning the party. Kudos to him. -cek
  • From Germany with love

    My friends at Microsoft Germany just sent me a link to this very favorable review of Windows Home Server in Chip, a leading tech publication. My German is pretty rusty (read: non-existent) but I'm told the article says Home Server is "strong, upcoming...
  • The joys of woes ...

    My name is Joel Burt and I work on the Windows Home Server team supporting the community and setting up hardware for events. I’m also a car and driving enthusiast. I thought I would share a story from this past weekend … I had a fantastic weekend!...
  • Hola, Bonjour, Hallo!

    Good news...the Spanish, French and German language versions of Windows Home Server have been released to manufacturing! This means RTM of Home Server is now truly complete, setting the stage for availability in various countries around the world, in...
  • Where's the documentation?

    Windows Home Server Getting Started Guide The RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version of the Getting Started Guide has been posted to the download center on the Microsoft web site. Currently, the English version of this guide is available. In the next...
  • An idea whose time has come

    So says Jupiter research director Michael Gartenberg of Home Server in Joe Wilcox's Microsoft Watch column , one of many, many articles about RTM this week. Wilcox, a former analyst himself, gives props to the Home Server team (and others) at MS for a...
  • Dugg

    I noticed this morning we were the top item on digg.com . Heh, this is fun. In the last 2 days I have gotten almost 400 email messages from people congratulating us on shipping Windows Home Server. At first I was replying to each one saying I appreciated...
  • Code2Fame Challenge and Add-Ins

    The Code2Fame Challenge entry requirements and official rules have been posted to the Windows Home Server web site. Do you want industry exposure and some cash? Be one of the extraordinary coders in the USA or Canada who creates the best software and...
  • One for the books, part 2

    Following my previous post , Andrew Edney in the UK let us know he's writing a Home Server book, as well. Windows Home Server User's Guide will be available in October through Apress. Andrew is open to ideas and suggestions for the book. andrew@firebirdconsulting...