Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Windows Home Server released for testing

The next installment of Windows Home Server was released to the public for testing.

Windows Home Server 2011, codename Vail, has been promoted to Release Candidate status and is now available for download and testing. One of the most outstanding missing features is the famous Drive Extender technology which was pulled from the software late 2010.

Drive Extender was the technology allowing users to add and remove drives on the fly as well as providing a data duplication system. It has been said that this technology was removed because the software being incompatible with the systems of Microsoft's larger partners, leaving enthusiasts confused and betrayed.

While the drive extender may be gone, WHS 2011 still comes packed with features like Media Streaming, PC Backup, and Remote Access.

If you would like to be apart of the testing process, go to the Microsoft Connect site and sign up for the programme. http://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer

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