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Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:49 pm Reply and quote this post
In a first of many posts coming on Windows Home Server, I'd like to start off touching base on accessing your files at home remotely.

One of the most exciting aspects of Windows Home Server, to me, is the ability to have access to your files at home from almost any remote location. I do a lot of traveling and also a lot of forgetting of files I find myself needing when I'm on the road. Windows Home Server fixes this problem and does a fantastic job fixing it at that.

What surprised me the most about the remote aspect of Windows Home Server was ultimately how easy it was for me to set it up. Now I believe the Windows Home Server is looking to make this process even better in later releases. But all I had to do was go into my wireless router and configure HTTP and HTTPS access (incoming) to go to the internal IP Address of my Windows Home Server.

I overlooked Homeserver when I saw news of ots announcemnent, but it really is quite something!

It's all about centralization and ease of use, and it's targeted at users who want an easy way to back up all of the important data in their house. It's built using a mix of new and not-new sever technology, but whereas we previously believed it was based on a client OS, Windows Home Server is in fact based off of Windows Server 2003. Dropped behind a suitable firewall, this should be a strong server product that meets many emerging needs in the computing household. Whether or not it can fight off competition from other products, especially the coming onslaught of consumer NAS products, remains to be seen.

In fact, Microsoft is planning a Windows Live tie-in that will allow you to remotely connect to your Home Server or network to upload or download files or make changes to settings. You can grant this capability on a per-user basis, too. This tie-in with Live will allow for users to register their own domains with the service, even if their IPs are not static.

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Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:57 pm Reply and quote this post
Is there going to be a subscription fee?
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Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:49 am Reply and quote this post
I think it is released on a license basis - I received this email today and will be reviewing this first RC!

We have arrived at another major milestone, Windows Home Server Release Candidate. The RC (Release Candidate) release is a feature complete build of Windows Home Server. We have passed our escrow milestone and are now on our way to reaching RTM.

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We are contacting you because you had applied to participate in the Windows Home Server Beta. If you still are interested participating and to accept this invitation and to apply to become a member of this program, follow this link:
http://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?
ProgramID=XXXX&SiteID=XX&InvitationID=XXX-XXXX-XXXX

Once you apply, you will be asked to take a small survey again. After you take the survey you will have access to download and install the Windows Home Server RC release.

Here are the details:
Enable Customer Feedback

When you are setting up your Windows Home Server Install, we ask that you enable providing customer feedback information to Microsoft (or enable it later in Server Settings). We received VERY valuable data from Beta 2 and CTP via this mechanism and it is extremely important that any crash or failure you encounter get reported to us. For privacy reasons we cannot enable this feature by default now that we are this far along in our release schedule.
Things we want you to test:
#Run every app you can think of on your client machines accessing files on the server via SMB.
# Copy stuff on, copy stuff off, delete stuff, move stuff.
# Run lots of backups.
# Do single file/folder restores.
# Restore full PCs.
# Remote Access configuration Password policy
# Password reset
# OOBE from a home PC (the OEM experience)
# Full system restore of a home PC (test on a spare box)
# Adding and removing hard drives through the Windows Home Server Console

Thanks,

Kevin Beares
Windows Home Server Community Lead

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If you do not want to be invited to participate in other Microsoft Connect programs, change the contact preference you have set on your Microsoft Connect Profile (http://connect.microsoft.com/myparticipation.aspx). This is an unmonitored e-mail address, so do not reply to this message.



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Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:24 pm Reply and quote this post
The release of Windows Home Server in the US is imminent, and usersare reporting that it is already available in some regions. Microsoftremains secretive, however.



arstechnica.com wrote:
With Bill Gates' announcementearlier this year that Windows Home Server would be available as a"system builder" product (that means "OEM" to most hardware geeks),enthusiasts and system builders alike have been looking forward to itsrelease. With several different rumors being floated last weekregarding when Windows Home Server would hit store shelves, we checkedin with Microsoft to get the full and somewhat-confusing story.  Theshort version is: it's already out in the wild, but catching a copyfrom your favorite reseller may prove tricky for at least two moreweeks.


http://arstechnica.com/

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