Windows Home Server “Vail” Public Beta Available

Microsoft today made public the next version of Windows Home Server which was codenamed “Vail”. The new V2 Windows Home Server is based on Server 2008 vs. the original which was based on 2003. It is 64-bit only and supports new media sharing features along with easier to use user interface. already has a review up. It’s long but has a lot of information in there. I’ve been holding off doing to much to my Windows Home Server as I was planning on building a new energy efficient one with my Thermaltake Armor case.

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Nice. Thanks Jeremy. Any word on the pricing?


I’m guessing $99 to $149. It was rumored that there were two version coming. If you want all the silverlight streaming you have to buy the more expensive one. I haven’t downloaded Vail yet. I’ll probably load it up in VMWare fusion once it downloads. I want to make sure it still works well with Macs. Since Mac is my primary OS in my house.

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