The Product Manager of the Windows Home Server Team Todd Headrick has posted a question over on the forums asking if you would like Power Pack 1 released prior to June 2008, the date when the Data Corruption fix is due.
With already over 100 replies to the question, the consensus seems to be yes mainly because of the Vista 64 bit support and for the ability to backup the server, amongst the other added benefits PP1 provides.
Here’s what Todd had to say:
We have always planned on holding the release of Power Pack 1 until we had the data corruption issue resolved. The Power Pack 1 code was “put on the shelf” in early January, as the team switched focus to working on the data corruption issue. There is some new functionality in Power Pack 1 like the ability to backup your Shared Folders to an external hard drive attached to your home server that some home server users have asked us to ship. There also is some new remote access functionality (photo thumbnails, multi-file uploads), and a collection of fixes.
Knowing that the home server team has a current estimate of June, 2008 for the fix for the data corruption issue, do people believe that the team should “dust off” the Power Pack 1 code and release prior to a fix for the data corruption issue?
So, do you want PP1 now or would you rather have the bug fix first? Leave your replies over on the Microsoft’s WHS forum.
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