Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 21:21 UTC
Windows Microsoft is continuing its efforts to simplify its product lines, and has cut the number of versions for the next release of Windows Server down from twelve to just four: Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation. Pretty straightforward. Windows Home Server gets axed, but then again, I don't think anybody bought Windows Home Servers anyway.
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Windows Home Server
by n4cer on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:45 UTC
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Windows Home Server has never been on the same release cycle as the business servers. It usually comes months later because they build additional functionality atop the base server. Unless there is word from MS, it's premature to say it's gotten the axe, especially when Storage Spaces provides a superior replacement to Drive Extender, and there are a number of improvements to manageability, and opportunities to tie into SkyDrive and other cloud services. They may, indeed, decide not to make a new version, but they've got the technologies available to make the best one yet -- even offering more embedded, appliance-like options.

Update: Home Server has actually been rolled into the Server Essentials SKU.
http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-home-server-is-no-more

Edited 2012-07-06 00:02 UTC

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