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Windows Home Server Ships

Microsoft has shipped Windows Home Server, its operating system for boxes that sit at the center of a network and manage backups, security and remote access, and has done so with no delays whatsoever. Microsoft shipped an entirely new version of Windows Server, on time and apparently in great shape, and systems running off Home Server should be available to purchase this Fall, including two new manufacturer partners in Iomega and Fujitsu.

Credit for Home Server has to go to Charlie Kindel, who has been pushing for Home Server since 1999. According to the announcement blog post, when Home Server was greenlight 2 1/2 years ago, it was Charlie’s fourth attempt to get the project moving, hence the code name “Quattro”. Two and a half years to develop and test a new server OS is just amazing work, and it shows the strength of the team that built Home Server. I can’t wait to see what they do next.

Rick Hallihan has a list of four Home Server add-ons some one just has to code before systems start shipping, including the truly brilliant idea of automatic backups of any USB memory stick that is plugged in, instantly and without any setup by the user.

July 17th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Home Server, Server, Windows | no comments

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