WHS Coming to MSDN


A member of the Windows Home Server Team have stated that Windows Home Server is coming to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).

We reported back in January that WHS would unfortunately not be available from MSDN, but it looks like discussions between the the Product Group and the subscription acquisition teams finally worked out as Windows Home Server will be available to subscribers in the very near future.

This was mentioned in the Q&A at both sessions on WHS which were recently held at PDC2008 in Los Angeles, CA.

MSDN Subscriptions is designed for developers to have access to downloads and licensees to nearly all Microsoft software. The MSDN end-user license agreement prohibits use of the software in a business production environment although the software itself functions exactly like the full product.

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  1. matt d says:

    Any idea when? I was at the talk @PDC and was excited to hear CJ announce that, but can’t find any additional info about it.

  2. mgm says:

    Has any actual date been announced for its availability in MSDN?

  3. Tim says:

    I was also at PDC, and caught one of the sessions on WHS, and embedded devices. I grilled the account rep on this after the presentation, and he also echoed that WHS would be available “very soon” to MSDN subscribers.

    Well, the clock is ticking. WTH is WHS? Why did I spend $10,000 on a Team Suite subscription, if I can’t have access to this OS?

  4. Keith says:

    Any updates on when this will be posted on MSDN? Thanks.

  5. Trey says:

    When will this be made available to MSDN subscribers? We are all waiting not so patiently ……

  6. Ricci says:

    I gave up waiting and have been developing against my live home server; luckily I have not broken it yet. The sooner we get this on MSDN the better..

  7. John says:

    It will be here soon.!
    Since they said this in Fall 2008, I now realize they are talking about soon as in Windows Vista soon. lol
    (lets hope that does not mean – another seven years, and we won’t like the product when we do see it.)

    It will have been nice to try it out, but I won’t care by the time they actually release it. I am liking Linux more all the time.

  8. tmanbt says:

    It is up on MSDN NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Ray says:

    Is this available to all subscribers? I don’t see it in my downloads.

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