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July 21, 2008

Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 released

Posted by David Hunter at 7:26 PM ET.

Windows Home Server Logo The Windows Home Server Team Blog breaks the news that Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and is now available on the Microsoft Download Center and coming in August to Windows Update. Here’s what’s new:

As many know, Power Pack 1 provides a range of new enhancements, including support for home computers running Windows Vista x64 editions, backup of home server Shared Folders, improvements to remote access, more efficient power consumption and better performance. And, of course, it delivers a fix for the data corruption bug. Documentation for Power Pack 1 (Build #1800, to those who have been part of the beta testing) is available here.

Our OEM partners will be updating their systems with Power Pack 1 and HP will release a software update for the HP MediaSmart Server, delivering enhanced media streaming capabilities from PacketVideo, server-side anti-virus from McAfee and compatibility with 64-bit home PCs.

The data corruption bug affected a few users using the the home server for file sharing and not for backup, but still it’s the kind of thing you really don’t want on your data protection and sharing machine.

Filed under Microsoft, OS - Server, Windows Home Server

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