Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Home Server 2011 is Ready for Release

29 Mar 2011   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows Home Server 2011 is Ready for Release

Quote:
Today, the Home Server engineering team signed off the release version of WHS 2011. An exciting milestone which now starts the process to make it available for purchase.
Affordable and easy-to-use, Windows Home Server 2011 is the ideal solution to help families keep their important digital files and data automatically backed up, organized, and accessible from virtually anywhere.
To help with questions we hear during this time of the product release cycle, I have provided further guidance below. If you have a specific question, please feel free to post in comments, on our WHS forum.
  • When will OEM’s offer WHS 2011? Many OEM’s and System Builders have already started building specific form factors and solutions based on WHS 2011. We expect to start seeing them in the market starting May.
  • What languages is WHS 2011 available in? WHS 2011 will be released in 19 languages including Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Chinese (Hong Kong), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
  • When will the Evaluation for WHS 2011 be made available? The evaluation experience for WHS 2011 will be released in early April.
  • When will I be able to download WHS 2011 via my TechNet or MSDN subscription? WHS 2011 will be made available on MSDN and TechNet also in early April.
  • What is the difference between V1 of WHS and WHS 2011? You can learn more about differences in our comparison datasheet.
more..


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Mar 2011   #2
z3r010

 

Great news, I cant wait to get it up and running.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It will be interesting to see if this barely used product grows with this release or dies with this release. Overall, I'm unsure about it's potential success without drive extender and with HP getting out the Media Smart hardware game.

Drive extended was the #1 thing that I would have used this product for. I already do image based backups, so no real gains there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Mar 2011   #4
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 
Windows Home Server 2011 Reaches RTM

Quote:
Microsoft has released Windows Home Server 2011, formerly codenamed Vail, to manufacturing. This means that original equipment manufacturers around the world will now receive the RTM bits and start bundling the OS with consumer-oriented server offerings.

According to the software giant, a variety of OEMs as well as System Builders have already been hard at work putting together Windows Home Server 2011 solutions and form factors.

Specific availability deadlines weren’t provided, but the company expects the first WHS 2011 servers to hit store shelves as early as May 2011.

“Affordable and easy-to-use, Windows Home Server 2011 is the ideal solution to help families keep their important digital files and data automatically backed up, organized, and accessible from virtually anywhere,” revealed a member of the Windows Home Server team.

Unlike the first version of WHS, Microsoft aligned its development efforts for Windows Home Server 2011 with those for such server platforms as Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.

Since business customers and consumers don’t exactly share the same necessities in terms of their server operating system, the company decided to favor the first in the detriment of the later.

Windows Home Server 2011 no longer sports Drive Extender, a feature which allowed multiple hard drives to be pooled together in a simple volume seamlessly.
Source: Windows Home Server 2011 Reaches RTM - Softpedia
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
OK trying to teach marketing to one of the world largest companies probably isn't a likely winner -- but putting a DATE in a products name tends to make the product seem obsolete YEARS before it becomes so --unless that's also part of the "Forced Upgrade" path.

I'm still using Windows 2003 server --still a FIRST CLASS product even though it looks by the name a real Dinosaur sounding title.

Haven't yet found ANY Windows server successor product that even begins to compare with W2K3 server and some versions DO allow more than 4GB -- even on x-86 you can actually use up to 64 GB on W2K3 server R2 Enterprise edition,

Cheers
jimbo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have been very happy with the RC version, so I'll be using this as soon as it is released. I built a server with a RAID card in it, so the loss of Drive Extender won't bother me that much. There are also several 3rd party plug-ins that are restoring DE's functionality, so I honestly am a long way from calling this a failed product.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #7
Gbsnplr

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I have been very happy with the RC version, so I'll be using this as soon as it is released. I built a server with a RAID card in it, so the loss of Drive Extender won't bother me that much. There are also several 3rd party plug-ins that are restoring DE's functionality, so I honestly am a long way from calling this a failed product.
Can you list some of the 3rd party plug ins? Drive extender is a very useful feature for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gbsnplr View Post
Can you list some of the 3rd party plug ins? Drive extender is a very useful feature for me.
A quick Google search will tell you everything you need to know, but here's a link to get you started. These have been announced quite some time ago, soon after DE's removal was announced.

Windows Home Server 2011 – Third Party Drive Extender Replacements « PricklyTech
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2011   #9
Gbsnplr

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2011   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What I forgot to add above is, that even though they've been announced and in beta for a while, I haven't seen anything listing them as final. I'm thinking the developers are waiting to see the final code of Vail before declaring their add-in ready. I also haven't seen any final info on cost...if the add-ins will be free, or up to $20 for a lifetime license.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Closed Thread

 Windows Home Server 2011 is Ready for Release




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Home Server 2011
Although this is not related to the Windows 7 OS, I do have a question regarding the Windows Home Server 2011 software. I have bought this software online today and was wondering if anyone has used it and/or has had great success with it. I was thinking about running it and deploying its...
Software
Considering a Windows Home Server 2011 Build
So, I'm doing the preliminary work to potentially replace an aging file server that I currently have in my house. A few days ago, I did the research on simply doing a NAS device (like the NetGear Ready NAS Ultra 2 Plus) and am generally pretty happy with what I have found. Now, I am considering...
General Discussion
Help choose: Windows Home Server 2011 vs. Windows Server 2008 R2
I have a file server at home with a Quad core, 4gb ram, and a 3tb of storage. It is running Ubuntu Desktop and sharing video files primarily. From my school I have access to a free copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Other than the server I have 2 Windows 7 desktops, 1 Windows 7 laptop and 1 Windows...
Software
Windows Home Server 2011
I see Windows Home Server 2011 is $52.99 on Amazon, while Windows 7 Home Premium is $99.99. I understand generally that the two versions are targeted for different uses, but ..... what's wrong with using WHS 2011 on a workstation/PC? Is WHS 2011 missing important features for normal PC users? ...
Software
Windows Home Server 2011 on Technet/MSDN Now
The final RTM versions are up. Go get you some, if you have an account. Windows Home Server 2011 Hits MSDN & TechNet | We Got Served Installing and Configuring Windows Home Server 2011 Release Notes for Windows Home Server 2011
News
Windows Home Server 2011 Release Candidate now available
more..
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App