Make that Power Pack 1, actually. That's right folks, our RTM code of Power Pack 1 is in the process of being currently pushed out to existing customers via Windows Update - in all 4 of our in-market languages (English, French, German and Spanish).
- For those of you who haven't already downloaded the update via MS Download Center (and plenty have!), now is the time to make sure your Home Server settings have 'auto update' enabled. If it's enabled, the Power Pack 1 update will download in the background, seamlessly....
- After this, you will see a prompt on each of your client PCs connected to the Home Server to also update their Connector client software (to ensure the Server and Client are in sync).
- Don't forget: for those of you who have previously downloaded the beta of Power Pack 1, you must first uninstall this (per the release notes of Power Pack 1) before you can install RTM
We're clearly not the only ones excited about the release of Power Pack 1. Here are just a few of the blogs, news reports, and such on the update:
Paul Thurrott’s Supersite: http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/whs_pp1.asp
Ed Bott's blog on ZDNet: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=473
PC Magazine: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2326083,00.asp
It's also a good time to give a big rousing THANK YOU to all of you on the Windows Home Server Beta program who provided an incredible amount of assistance submitting bugs, sending feedback, and validating fixes. We could not have released this critical update with out your help. This one's for you! Time to celebrate!