Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Ship it!

Woo-hoo!  We did it. These Days we are announcing which Windows home Server continues in order to be introduced in order to manufacturing (RTM). We possess finalized the software as well as now handing it well to be able to our OEM partners. The Actual evaluation edition (with 120 day evaluation period) as well as the system builder variation are also heading into the distribution channels and will probably be obtainable within the next number of months. French, German as well as Spanish versions will be finalized shortly, and also OEM goods will hit list shelves this fall.

We're furthermore excited in order to announce Iomega and also Fujitsu-Siemens Computers (FSC) as new OEMs planning to become able to ship Windows home Server products later on this year. 

Here's your toast I gave towards the team at our RTM ship party last Friday night.

It started using a vision that an usually obtainable device around the house network has been an essential ingredient of the Microsoft platform for that home. With first there is simply one of us, then three, then five... We put collectively a strategy for a plan and executed. The Particular result has been an ambitious, but pragmatic product plan that will deliver real value in order to consumers. We formed a team of incredibly passionate, diverse, and tough working people. some will say we had fantastic luck however we understand the very best luck of will be the luck you make pertaining to yourself. We had a spirit of having it done, no matter what. We broke some guidelines nevertheless in no way any laws. a community involving highly enthusiastic consumers rose around us. We made all of them part of the particular development method as well as rewarded these plus they amplified our efforts.  We produced a quantity of mistakes...and corrected them. We took a few risks...and they will paid out off.  Within April 2005 we mentioned we'd ship V1 inside the 1st 50 % of 2007. It wasn't often simple and it had been not often fun, yet we said what we should had been heading to accomplish after which we would it. An Individual know well what these people say...the fourth time's a charm.+  Congratulations and also thanks with regard to helping ship the actual coolest edition associated with Windows ever: Windows home Server.

The party was a blast as well as I'm glad for you to say everybody got residence safely :-).

This continues for you to be an thrilling as well as satisfying journey for me and also the team.+ Pertaining To me it has been any labor involving adore for upwards of 8 years. The Actual "Quattro" project began in February 2004 and in which we became the item team throughout April 2005. While you can imagine, I'm extremely gratified which we've built an excellent V1 product on time and additionally on budget.

There's a lot more in order to come! Your partner community is blossoming.  We now possess 6 OEMs in board, such as Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, HP, Iomega, Lacie along with Medion. The Particular ISV assistance and also software Add-ins keep rolling in, and the Code2Fame contest ought to drive much more cool 3rd party products.

Lastly, I'd prefer to extend any big tip-of-the-hat for the enormous passion along with contributions through our beta testers and community. 100,000+ participants, high volume associated with forum discussions, one million+ views/month in this blog, etc. all attest for the fact that Windows home Server addresses a huge want out there. the right item at the right time!

Now with regard to a bit occasion off...

-Charlie Kindel, GM, Windows Residence Server

+ I wrote my 1st thought paper of a Microsoft residence server item inside 1999 along with Windows Residence Server will be my fourth project to build one.  The very first "effort" resulted throughout not really much more than a PowerPoint presentation along with my managers stating "Charlie, this truly is interesting, however, you really need to focus on your current own real job."  Your second effort was actually a group of incubations centered on house automation along with family members programs (codenamed "Bedrock"). We truly showed off Bedrock (and the particular "Bbox") in CES throughout 2000. Alas, we had been way ahead of our some occasion and truth end up being told, although our user experience has been brilliant along with our technology has been great, we couldn't truly spell the word "business". The Particular team that built Bedrock merged together with yet another team and we became "eHome".  I consider my deep involvement together with Media Middle Edition (and Media Middle Extenders) my 3rd effort regarding home servers.

This explains "Quattro": Once I was given the opportunity for you to target full time in yet another incubation project for a house server I were needed to give it any cool codename (I've always enjoyed the codename game; its' not necessarily a main accident that associated with the original Media center codenames are generally skiing related).  Quattro means "4".

When we transitioned through being an incubation project to having an real product program we necessary a different codename. Your letter "Q" ended up being convenient, simple, and seemed cool.   Windows Server Code Title "Q" is currently officially Windows House Server.

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