The Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 released to RTM. At the moment, it’s the English version available and German, Spanish and French versions will be available soon on Microsoft Download Center!. Windows Home Server customers who don’t download it on their own will receive Power Pack 1 via Windows Update in August, and the new Chinese and Japanese versions will RTM in August, too.
Power Pack 1 provides a range of new enhancements:
- including support for home computers running Windows Vista x64 editions
- backup of home server Shared Folders
- improvements to remote access
- more efficient power consumption and better performance
- And, of course, it delivers a fix for the data corruption bug.
OEM partners will be updating their systems with Power Pack 1 and HP will release a software update for the HP MediaSmart Server, delivering enhanced media streaming capabilities from PacketVideo, server-side anti-virus from McAfee and compatibility with 64-bit home PCs.
Windows Home Server software development kit for Power Pack 1 has also been updated, including new support for the client PC side, i.e. notifications to/from home computers.