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?