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Topic # 29109 23-Dec-2008 23:44
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I see on the Microsoft NZ site it says WHS is 'available in NZ Summer 2008'

Does this mean direct to the public?

There are copies of the OS for sale to OEM's now via Ascent

I've been using this OS on a system I built especially for the task several months back and I can't speak highly enough of it.

All my home pc's are backed up each night, restoring single files or whole systems is easy and straight forward.

My WHS is slowly filling up with all my media files and I use the Xbox360 as an extender to view content / listen to music.

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Reply # 185885 24-Dec-2008 07:31
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I doubt it.... Actually New Zealand was the first country in the world to see a release of Windows Home Server last year, but for OEMs. As you have realised there's nothing preventing you buying a copy of Windows Home Server from any distributor - I did that when it came out (only later to receive another copy for being on the original beta test group)...






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freitasm: I doubt it.... Actually New Zealand was the first country in the world to see a release of Windows Home Server last year, but for OEMs. As you have realised there's nothing preventing you buying a copy of Windows Home Server from any distributor - I did that when it came out (only later to receive another copy for being on the original beta test group)...


Good morning Mauricio,

Yes our country's uptake of WHS has been impressive given the limited promotion of the product. Recently i've been making positive noises to the folks at Microsoft New Zealand encouraging them to promote this to the wider population and remain hopeful that this will happen.

Next thing to watch will be the development of the next generation(s) of the OS - quite a bit of chatter about two potential emerging flavours of the OS over time. Threads talking about running MCE in a virtual state on the server are also popular right now but you need to muck about a bit to get everything running nicely out of one box.

Have a good Christmas and thanks for providing such a great space to share IT ideas, news etc.

I really enjoy visiting each day.

Cheers, Paul

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Reply # 185887 24-Dec-2008 07:47
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Thanks for the kind words...

Yes, Windows Home Server is a cool product - something I use at home and have been reliable for ages. More things to come - stay tuned.




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