Windows Home Server code name Vail announced

Microsoft has announced the next version of Windows Home Server. Code named “Vail”, its public beta is now available for everyone to download and check out.

Windows Home Server is part of a long-term vision by Microsoft to create a new platform for the home.

Windows Home Server helps families and home-based businesses with multiple computers to organize, share, and automatically back up photos, videos, music, and other important documents.

Windows Home Server code name “Vail” is the version 2 release of Windows Home Server, now based on Windows Server 2008 R2.

There are some exciting new features you can expect:

  • Extending media streaming outside the home or office
  • Improvements in multi-PC backup and restore
  • Simplified setup and user experience
  • Significantly expanded development and customization tools for partners

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