The number of requests to participate in Beta 2 is now well north of 25,000. We're responding and getting invites out by the truckload. If you've submitted your request and haven't heard from us yet....stay tuned, we appreciate your patience.
Jupiter analyst and Microsoft watcher Joe Wilcox provides his take on the growing Home Server community here, pointing out that at this stage we're focused on working with enthusiasts. He's right; It's the enthusiasts like you that will help improve Home Server, further explore the application and hardware possibilites and, in general, drive the home server (lower case) product category within the industry.
Here's an article in a local Virginia paper highlighting the rapid growth of home networks among consumers. Research fim Parks Associates says there are 22 million home networks in the US.