Very detailed review of Home Server on Techgage here. Maybe the most in-depth I've seen yet. Reviewer Colin Huckstep says Home Server is in many ways a "NAS device with a brain." Nice turn of phrase. He also notes we're making a "valiant effort at getting home users to start doing regular backups." Amen. Our research shows a majority of PC users suffer from backup guilt, as we say. They know they should, but they just can't make themselves do it one PC at a time. And restore isn't always, shall we say, a rewarding experience.
Longtime industry observer Rob Enderle posted an interesting piece on EE Times suggesting MS and some of the other usual industry suspects are quickly encroaching on the cable industry's domain. He critiques all the players (as usual), but calls MS the "potential game changer" and says Home Server's centralized storage capabilities could provide what others lack...calling them "very interesting and arguably best in class." Pretty high praise from a smart, tough customer.