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The best kept secret ...

The best kept secret ...

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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 days when employees asked us - "What do I tell my family?  How do I explain this to them without divulging Microsoft confidential information?"    

Today and tomorrow, the Windows Home Server team has a booth at the internal Microsoft company fair.  Like our booth at CES, we are busy.  The benefits are easy to understand, the simplicity is refreshing and the interest in un-ending.  It is amazing how many people within Microsoft know so little about Windows Home Server.  Yet, once they understand the product, its value, and see a demo, they are sold with the obvious next set of questions ....  how much will it cost and when is it available?

The product is winding its way through the manufacturing process and will soon hit the store shelves.  It is a better product due to the 1,000 Microsoft employees that gave us feedback for over a year prior to our public unveiling.  And it is even better due to the feedback from the 100,000+ beta testers!!

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  • PingBack from http://blog.sebastian-foss.com/2007/07/25/the-best-kept-secret/

  • The Homeserver blog announces that Q has reached RTM - I was one of the 1K internal early adopters who

  • <qoute> Yet, once they understand the product, its value, and see a demo, they are sold with the obvious next set of questions ....  how much will it cost and when is it available? </quote>

    I was asking that question now for months! Still no word or price eh?

  • You won't be able to purchase the software without any hardware...you can only get it with a homeserver..so far...maybe there are plans for releasing it as stand-alone

  • Sebastian, I think you're wrong.

    (See http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/whs_preview.asp)

  • I love the concept...but, I have still not been able to view my backed up files with either of my Vista machines. Blue screen every time. The process for creating error logs also does not work. Have not been able to find an answer to this issue even though I see in the forums that I am not the only one experiencing this. I have no intention of recommending Windows Home Server or paying money for it until I am actually able to recover backed up files. Having said this.. it's only fair to add that my XP Pro machine has no problem accessing backed up files.

  • Asked this on another post but-when will Windows Home Server be available on Technet/MSDN?

  • is there something wrong with the forums? i just came back from vaccation and can no longer access the forums. IE just says waiting for " (url) " and never loads.

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