Jenil Vasani


Windows Home Server Power Pack 3

Being a Microsoft Fan we all know that they are currently working on next version of Windows Home Server . They are glad to announce that their Beta is now available and its code name is “VAIL”. Microsoft releases this beta with a goal to solicit our feedback.

So whats new and exciting with the newer version of this windows? Although VAIL is still under development but sources say that VAIL has improved in following key areas.

  • Extending media streaming outside the home or office
  • Multi-PC backup and restore
  • Simplified setup and user experience
  • Expanded development and customization tools for partners

Some Hardware related tiems on installing the VAIL Beta:

  1. This OS will run only on 64bit version and not on 32 bit version since there are various compability issues with OEM drivers.
  2. Since it is still in ‘beta,’ please install the Vail code on a secondary computer as opposed to existing Windows Home Server v1 OEM systems (not even 64-bit systems) If you do install the beta on an existing system, you may experience a number of problems, including the inability to run WHS v1 add-in applications (even those provided by OEMs). Installing on a secondary machine will help ensure the best possible user experience.
  3. Installation of the Vail OS on a PC will also require users to wipe all data from that PC or device.
  4. The hardware requirements for Vail call for a 1.4 GHz x64 processor, 1 GB RAM, and at least one160 GB hard drive.

For developer, this beta includes a new Software Development kit that provides developers and partners to customize the OS.

Give Vail a test run today itself!!

To download WIndows home Server click here


May 6, 2010 Posted by | Microsoft, Windows Home Server | Leave a comment