Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Mar 2007 11:08 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows As momentum grows around its new Windows Home Server line, which is due for release towards the end of this year, Microsoft is looking to keep the love flowing with its hardware partners, software developers and end users alike. Joel Sider, Senior Program Manager for Windows Home Server, told APC that the company intends to release a software development kit for the platform early next month.
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RE: Who really needs this?
by jayson.knight on Fri 30th Mar 2007 19:47 UTC in reply to "Who really needs this?"
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"With ethernet every device can be connected to the router and work with every desktop or notebook in a home network."

That creates more of a P2P type network though with no central storage location, and no one point of administration. That's what WHS aims to solve. And before you say "well just pick one machine to use in the server role" bear in mind that most people are clueless when it comes to actually setting up that type of functionality. For example, no one in my family knows how to create a file share, or assign permissions to it. They dno't know how to create backup sets. Etc.

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