How do you explain the benefits of Windows Home Server to the “end user” (not the administrator of Windows Home Server, but the person who you may need to convince or explain why this software is important, cool, or some other adjective du jour) in a home? How do you get them to be excited about a new piece of technology – how do they see the benefits?
Here are some of the things I have heard from real people with the software:
- “Fixing up the Kid’s PC after they have made a mess of it, is so easy with the computer restore functiionality”
- “I gave my roommate R/W privileges to the Photos folder and he accidentally deleted a handful of pictures. I used previous versions to recover it – he was happy, I was ecstatic!”
- “My wife loves that all of our music is available through the old stereo with the Roku M1000 hooked up to it.”
In a sense the home server is invisible until something goes wrong (e.g. restoring a PC or set of files) or it is providing a service (e.g. media streaming) that people aren’t quite sure how it all works.
I would love to hear other people’s experiences in explaining the benefits of Windows Home Server to the “end users” in the home or even better true stories with real quotes …. Feel free to e-mail them or reply as comments to this post.