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June 12, 2007

Release Candidate of Windows Home Server now available

Posted by David Hunter at 10:12 PM ET.

Announced back in January, Windows Home Server (the custom version of Windows Server 2003 R2 for home use) has now reached the Release Candidate stage. Microsoft’s Windows Home Server Blog has the news:

That’s right…we’ve reached another important product milestone!  The highly anticipated Windows Home Server Release Candidate is available today.  The product team has been logging long hours and doing heroic work to finalize this new and improved build.   

The community has been chomping at the bit for RC.  And while with Beta 2 and CTP we accepted applicants into the beta program in stages, we’ll make the RC software available to all 100,000+ beta program applicants asap, as well as all new sign ups. 

Ed Bott has done a great review of the April CTP and Home Server clearly has functionality, particularly for backup, that most sophisticated home users would want. However, I’m afraid that Microsoft is going to sink it by restricting Home Server availability to OEM’s and System Builders as was once again confirmed at TechEd. If you are savvy enough to have a home network and contemplate installing a server on it, you don’t need to pay a premium to an OEM to put Windows Home Server on a PC.

Filed under Beta and CTP, Conferences, Microsoft, OS - Server, TechEd07, Windows Home Server, Windows Server 2003 R2

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One Response to “Release Candidate of Windows Home Server now available”

  1. Windows Home Server released to manufacturing -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] As I mentioned back in June when the release candidate came out, Windows Home Server has some very worthwhile features, but it will live or die with the OEMs who can easily price it into a tiny niche if they aren’t careful. Hopefully at least one will grasp the concept of appliance pricing.   Filed under OS – Server, Microsoft, Windows Home Server   [Permalink] [TrackBack] [...]

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