HP to stop selling Windows Home Server

In a corporate blog posting, Microsoft has confirmed that HP is retiring their MediaSmart Server line, which includes Windows Home Server.

HP have told Microsoft that they do not plan to provide a platform for Windows Home Server (WHS) code named “Vail”

Windows Home Server Beta announced

In a blog posting on the Windows Home Server Blog, Microsoft today announced a public beta for the next version of Windows Home Server.

Code Named “Vail,” Microsoft says the Beta includes feature improvements in three areas for consumers: Extending media streaming outside the home or office, multi-PC backup and restore, and simplified setup and user experience.

Windows Home Server PP3 update finally arrives next week

On the Windows Home Server Blog today, Microsoft announced that its long overdue Windows Home Server (WHS) Power Pack 3 (PP3) will be available on November 24, 2009.

Earlier this year members of the Microsoft Home Server had told Digital Home the new update would be available no later than the Windows 7 general availability date of October 22nd.