Category: News


WHS General Availability Date Announced

The Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle web page shows Windows Home Server as being generally available as from 27th August 2007. We know already that it is available in some countries already but at least those of you in America and the rest of the world now have a date to look forward too. It is also interesting to […]


UPDATE Windows Home Server Availability

We have the latest information for you about the availability of WHS. New Zealand – Today (16 August 2007) Australia – 18 August 2007 UK –  22 August 2007 My estimate of 15-21 August 2007 for the first release of Home Server was correct with those of you lucky enough to live in New Zealand getting […]


UK Live Event to include WHS

The first live technical event which will include Windows Home Server is to be held here in the UK by Microsoft’s Technology Specialists James Senior and Matt McSpirit. Taking place in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland the event entitled Vista After Hours will cover a lot more than just Windows Vista. The guys will show you how to […]


New Zealand Has It

Windows Home Server is at two suppliers in New Zealand today (15 August 2007) and will be available to the public from tomorrow morning. The rest of the world awaits…


Bits & Bobs

Blue Solutions another UK trader has pricing up for Windows Home Server @ £74.44 + VAT. Our Knowledge Base has been updated with another article 940882. Remember Microsoft Partners with an Action Pack Subscription will NOT be getting a copy of Windows Home Server, neither will it be available on TechNet or MSDN. The only available version will […]


Its Due!

One of my trade suppliers has told me this morning that Windows Home Server was due for release on 1 August 2007 but has been delayed due to “printing”. I am still being told a date of 15th – 21st August 2007. Will it be with us tomorrow? I am still waiting confirmation from the Microsoft Press […]


More Pricing Details Emerge

More pricing details are emerging for Windows Home Server. In New Zealand Aquila Technology have it priced at $253 excl GST whilst Ascent Technology’s price includes GST at $298.74. Over here in the UK ebuyer’s price is £88.74 inc VAT which is a lot better than our original estimate. Germany has pricing for the English version between €130 […]


Windows Home Server Part Numbers

We have available for you the official descriptions and part numbers for all the available language versions of Windows Home Server as supplied by Microsoft. When ordering from your supplier be sure to quote the applicable Part Number. Language Description Part Number English Windows Home Server Win32 English 1pk DSP OEI CD/DVD 10 Clt CCQ-00015 French Windows […]


Knowledge Base Page Added

We now have a page dedicated to the Knowledge Base articles from Microsoft relating to Windows Home Server. The latest update to be added is “How to manually select an Input Method Editor for a specific keyboard language in Windows Home Server Console on a Windows Home Server-based computer” (940885). This now brings the count […]


WHS @ Microsoft's OEM Partner Center

For those of you that are registered with Microsoft’s OEM Partner Center, they now have a page up dedicated to Windows Home Server with a link back to us stating: Phill Churchill’s Blog. A non-Microsoft external blog where you can access information about installation, issues, configuration, and more. Thanks guys. They also have a “Windows […]