Thanks for the replies, although some of you are still answering it from your “I installed this product and here is what I like” perspective. Try the other hat on …. here is what my household members think of it … (Note: only works if you live with other people).
“Bucko” provided a good synopsis of selling points trying to convince a prospective customer, but “j and v” really hit the nail on the head. How do I convince my wife that I can spend $xxx to buy this, or better yet how do I convince her to buy it for “us” for my birthday?
“dubbug” provided an interesting challenge and asked for a synopsis of quotes from “confused end users”. Sounds like a great topic for a future blog post. I have read some interesting things in the home server forums, which has led me to firmly believe that 2 things are needed:
- A collection of Technical Briefs that explain the inner workings of Windows Home Server, including how Automated Backup, Drive Extender, and Remote Access work, in detail. I have added that to my long list of things to get done…and the list has more than 3 things on it.
- A high-level overview of the benefits of a home server and why a household would need one … that is also on my list.
Hopefully, you have all had time to read the Getting Started Guide and the Reviewers Guide for Windows Home Server posted on http://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer (click on “Downloads” on the left). So today’s question is:
What additional documentation / knowledge can we share with you? If I could produce a 5-6 page document, what would be the title of it?