Friday, November 09, 2007

Review: Windows Home Server is a powerful networking tool [ComputerWorld]

A much more extensive and, imho, objective WHS review (compared with the USA Today hit & run review I referenced yesterday)

The just-released Windows Home Server (WHS) from Microsoft Corp. is a surprisingly powerful networking tool that offers some of the sophisticated networking capabilities you would expect from big-boy servers, but aims them at the home "enthusiast" and power user markets.

In fact, some of WHS's capabilities are powerful enough that it's useful for the home office, not just home enthusiasts. In particular, its backup, file-sharing and remote access capabilities are ideal for users who run an office from their home, and possibly even for a small office of a half-dozen or fewer PCs. This should be no surprise: The software is based on the code of Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

There's also a companion troubleshooting article

Review: Windows Home Server is a powerful networking tool

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