Power Pack 1 – come and get it!


The team is pleased to announce that Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and is now available on the Microsoft Download Center!


The English version is available now and German, Spanish and French versions will be available on the Download Center soon. Windows Home Server customers who don’t download it on their own will receive Power Pack 1 via Windows Update in August, and the new Chinese and Japanese versions will RTM in August, too. 


 


As many know, Power Pack 1 provides a range of new enhancements, including support for home computers running Windows Vista x64 editions, backup of home server Shared Folders, improvements to remote access, more efficient power consumption and better performance. And, of course, it delivers a fix for the data corruption bug. Documentation for Power Pack 1 (Build #1800, to those who have been part of the beta testing) is available here.


 


Our OEM partners will be updating their systems with Power Pack 1 and HP will release a software update for the HP MediaSmart Server, delivering enhanced media streaming capabilities from PacketVideo, server-side anti-virus from McAfee and compatibility with 64-bit home PCs.


 


Windows Home Server can now be purchased in 50 countries worldwide and a growing ecosystem of third-party software developers has released approximately 60 Add-in programs extending Windows Home Server’s capabilities.  To help fuel this development we have updated the Windows Home Server software development kit for Power Pack 1, including new support for the client PC side, i.e. notifications to/from home computers.


 


We continue to hear fantastic feedback from our customers about how Home Server is helping them protect and organize their digital media, access it away from home, and share it with friends and family. Thank you to our beta testers and partners for helping us ship Power Pack 1, and to the Home Server community as a whole, for its ongoing support and enthusiasm.


 


The Windows Home Server Team

Comments (23)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Finally it is released! If you are using Windows Home Server, please take a look at WHS team’s blog http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/archive/2008/07/21/power-pack-1-come-and-get-it.aspx

  2. Anonymous says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

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  4. Anonymous says:

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  5. Anonymous says:

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Today we saw a release of Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 . So, what’s new ? Windows Vista x64 bit client

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  21. Anonymous says:

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Just installed it today – all went fine, except WHS asks to upgrade clients using <home server>:55000 URL, but it fails to download file (and i cant find this file anywhere :().

    I think that is a bug with installation – it expects to already have "windows homer server client" folder in \software, but if you moved it then it will not recreate it.

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