Bill Gates Unveils Windows Home Server at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show
Microsoft teams with HP and other industry partners to help families easily preserve, access and share their most valued digital experiences.
In his keynote address Sunday at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates unveiled Microsoft Corp.’s plans for an innovative consumer software product available later this year: Windows® Home Server.
Delivered on hardware from leading partners, Windows Home Server will help families with multiple PCs connect their home computers, digital devices and printers, in order to easily store, protect and share their treasured photos, music, videos and documents. By automatically backing up home PCs, centralizing a family’s digital “stuff” and allowing access to it away from home, Windows Home Server will help simplify and enhance family life.
“As computers and digital media become more and more central to family life, we need better ways to organize, share and protect digital content and information at home,” said Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft. “Windows Home Server makes it easy for families to save, protect and access digital memories and experiences so they can focus on using technology to organize their day-to-day lives, explore their interests and share their memories with the people they care about.”
Later this year, HP plans to deliver the HP MediaSmart Server, powered by Windows Home Server software. HP and Microsoft will demonstrate their combined hardware and software innovation at CES this week.
“HP is working to help people get the most out of their home networks,” said Satjiv Chahil, senior vice president of marketing in the Personal Systems Group at HP. “HP and Microsoft have worked closely throughout the respective development cycles of the HP MediaSmart Server and Windows Home Server software to create a simple yet compelling product for the digital home unlike any other on the market today.”