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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!!
http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/...pt-secret.aspx
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post #2 of 23
They're really going to sell a lot of these things... to people without a clue.

I kid, I kid. If I wanted to pay for this kind of thing, and if microsoft's creeping DRM/data mining infestations didn't bother me, this would be something I'd be interested in. It's easy and offers a load of functionality, but I can do all these things for free.
    
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windows home server is such an amazing piece of software, i love it.
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I have the beta, but I never installed it. Do you need a separate partition to install it on? What exactly does it do?
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I have the beta, but I never installed it. Do you need a separate partition to install it on? What exactly does it do?
I'm finishing up my SFF server tomorrow and plan to give this a run. Basically, it simplifies a file/media server set up.... you can automate backing up data from other PCs to this one, share media, have a FTP site, etc. You can do this all with XP, Vista, Linux, or any Windows Server edition. This just makes it easier for home users.
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I'm finishing up my SFF server tomorrow and plan to give this a run. Basically, it simplies a file/media server set up.... you can automate backing up data from other PCs to this one, share media, have a FTP site, etc.
I like the sounds of a FTP site.

Don't you have to burn the beta image to a bootable CD/DVD?
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I could "not leak" it if they give me a $5000 computer for myself, family can use mine lol
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Windows Home Server is perfect for its targeted audience, which is pretty clear-cut. I always get fed up with people bashing it just because they are more knowledgeable than the people Microsoft is hoping will buy it.

They were smart to keep it a secret; I've never heard of any product like this before, but it's an excellent idea.
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This is sweet.. if I didnt have a spare copy of Vista ultimate I use for my Server/ftp/MCE I'd love this.
    
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