Windows Home Server beta testingMikey 2 comments
I have to say I am pretty darn excited. I have been selected by Microsoft to be a beta tester for the upcoming Windows Home Server software. I guess I really am a nerd.
The timing could not have been better. The past few weeks I have been seriously thinking about setting up a proper home server environment with the intention of serving media to the home theatre PC and also being a backup repository. Windows Home Server is designed for those specific purposes in mind.
With hundreds of home movies (standard and hi-definition), thousands of digital photos, and TV recordings on the home theatre PC, I can see 2 or 3 terabytes is going to be a realistic requirement. But for this testing phase, I am using a machine of modest specs and only 120gb of storage.
Anyway, you can be sure I will be posting my experiences here. In the meantime, some screenshots below. Click on any to see full version.