Windows Home Server Power Pack 2 arriving mid-2009

Stephen Leonard, Senior Product Manager for Windows Home Server talks about plans to release “basic” and “advanced” versions of the product in the future. Whilst splitting the platform into two SKUs is still under consideration (potentially with more entertainment focused features in the advanced version), Leonard confirmed that the V2 release will be preceded by a […]

Stephen Leonard, Senior Product Manager for Windows Home Server talks about plans to release “basic” and “advanced” versions of the product in the future. Whilst splitting the platform into two SKUs is still under consideration (potentially with more entertainment focused features in the advanced version), Leonard confirmed that the V2 release will be preceded by a second Power Pack update in the middle of next year.

“Ideally we want to be able to release a product every year, around the same time” Leonard told APC. “We’d love to have an update for customers and OEMs, we released Power Pack 1 in our summer and certainly within the same year timeframe you’ll see another (update).”

“The Power Pack 1 name was a slight departure from the Microsoft terminology, where a lot of the time you hear things like Service Pack 1” Leonard explains. “We chose Power Pack 1 for a couple of reasons. One is that it wasn’t just a service pack.