First, I’m a geek to the core so I generally smile at geeky things.
Over on On10 Jeff Sandquist who runs the Channel9 and On10 efforts at Microsoft does a video interview showing off how he uses technology in his home. Definitely cool. Definitely geeky. Soon Jeff is going to do one of these videos of my house which is, well, "over the top", with the amount of geekiness it has. You’ll see.
Watching Jeff’s video I smiled when I saw how proud he is to show off his Windows Home Server! Check the video out here.
Other things that make me very, very happy are stories of how Windows Home Server has "saved the day" for people. I have been collecting such stories… Here are a few of the recent ones I’ve found in the blogosphere:
"…First thing on Monday morning, my laptop blue screened…I went ahead and booted off the Home Server recovery CD. I picked the back-up image and it re-imaged the disk to just as it had been before the crash…."
"One week with Windows Home Server and already it has paid for itself!…"
I have also received a bunch of "thank you’s" from beta testers and users who have had similar experiences. One Microsoft employee actually said that he thinks Windows Home Server saved his marriage because when his wife’s laptop’s HD crashed with her dissertation on it he was able to be a "hero" by restoring her laptop immediately after replacing the drive using Windows Home Server Computer Backup. Saving the marriage is a bit of hyperbole, but the story still makes me smile.
What are your Windows Home Server success stories?