There is a terrific promotion for customers in the US who purchase a Windows Home Server system from an authorized System Builder between January 1, 2008 and June 27, 2008. This promotion only applies to purchases of Windows Home Server pre-installed on new systems. Customers will be able to redeem a free Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra 60-minute camcorder (Retail value $180). The local PC builder locator site and promotion details can be found at http://www.localpcbuilder.com/safekeeping. Happy shopping!
An update is available for Windows Home Server today via Windows Update. It should download automatically within the next 24 hours and get applied if you have Windows Updates turned on. The title of the KB article that explains the update is titled: "You may randomly receive a false expiration notice that prompts you to activate Windows Home Server." You can learn more about the update by visiting:
The February numbers are in and there have been some shuffling of positions, however the top 8 countries remain the same. Belgium is in the top 16 and Japan is out. The USA moved from 7th to 3rd, UK moved from 6th to 4th, but Norway and New Zealand continue to hold the top 2 spots. Other notables, South Africa moved from 11th to 9th, and the Netherlands moved from 14th to 11th. Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and France all lost ground in February.
In order to compare the sales results of a smaller country with a larger country, you need to come up with a relatively simple way to equalize the field of play. So, if you look at Windows Home Server sales divided by the number of households with a broadband connection in each country, you get some interesting results.
Here are the current rankings of the top 16 seeds in the Windows Home Server World Cup competition.
Updated standings will be published next month.