Microsoft dumps Drive Extender from Windows Home Server, effectively neuters product
Posted on: 11/24/2010 03:26 PM

Hardware 2.0 reports that Microsoft will remove Drive Extender from Windows Home Server

Microsoft dumps Drive Extender from Windows Home Server, effectively neuters product


Microsoft seems determined to send the Windows Home Server project straight into a coffin.

I never really saw the point of Microsoft’s Windows Home Server (WHS). The problem wasn’t so much the idea, which was sound, but identifying the market. Who were these home users who were going to buy servers? Sure, a market existed in the Small Office/Home Office market, but I doubt that it was a big market. Why buy a “server” when there are plenty of cheaper and easier to use backup and storage appliances available. Anyway, Microsoft knows best …



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