Windows Home Server is a product designed to be implemented at the core of a home network. Delivering sharing, back-up, storage and remote access capabilities, Windows Home Server was introduced by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates at CES 2007 in early January. Ever since the early days of 2007, Microsoft has claimed that Windows Home Server will be made available in the second part of this year. The Redmond company announced that, initially, Windows Home Server will be bundled with the HP MediaSmart Server, but that other devices from alternative manufacturers would follow. Additionally, Microsoft also planned to offer Windows Home Server as a stand-alone product in select scenarios, according to Joel Sider, Sr. Product Manager, Windows Server PR.
Now, Todd Headrick, the product planner for the Microsoft Windows Home Server, has potentially offered a clue pointing to the release of Windows Home Server in direct connection with the company's Code2Fame Challenge. "The clock is ticking, entries must be postmarked by Saturday, August 25, 2007, and actually received by Microsoft by Friday, August 31, 2007. Looking forward to seeing some great add-ins," Headrick revealed. On June 12, the Release Candidate of Windows Home Server went live. This illustrated the fact that Microsoft is indeed close to releasing Windows Home Server to manufacturing. And the Code2Fame Challenge time table is associated with the availability of Windows Home Server. In this context, the final product could be just two, three months away.