Windows Home Server is one example of a Microsoft technology that is taking services away from the cloud. “Not every service in “software services” will run in an Internet datacenter. The Windows Home Server team believes that some services should “stay at home.” Want an example? How about a service that controls the energy usage in your home-- turning off the lights when no one’s around or adjusting the thermostat during peak demand hours? You probably don’t want to run that service on the Internet! But you do want it connected to the Internet - so it’s programmable remotely when you’re away and always up-to-date on energy prices,” reads a fragment from a PDC2008 announcement.
“We posit that the ideal solution is a Windows Home Server, the stay-at-home server platform from Microsoft for stay-at-home services. Why? Because it’s a robust, connected, always-available platform enabling developers to build the next generation of services that will turn ordinary homes into Connected Homes,” the company added in the announcement for Windows Home Server.
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