Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server prototype
Originally uploaded by ckindel.
I am writing this from the Windows Home Server blogger’s lounge in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Bill Gates just finished up his CES 2007 keynote where the product I have been slaving over for the last 3 years was finally formally announced to the world!

I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am that the word is finally out. Microsoft is not known for keeping secrets and I’m very gratified of the great job my fellow Microsoft employees did in keeping it confidential.

But now we can yap about it all we want!

For official information about the product go check . I think you’ll find that site both funny and informational.

For a great overview of the product with a demo, watch CJ Saretto’s video interview on

I recorded a Channel 9 video that should be going live any time now.

Now that the sheild of secrecy has been lifted I will be posting much more regularly on my blog here about the product, our technology, and our progress.

The photo you see in this post was taken today in the blogger’s lounge (with my Windows Mobile phone; hence the picture quality). This is a Windows Home Server Prototype that we built to explore innovative hardware design. I put my hand in the shot so you could get an idea of just how big (small) this particular device is. This prototype uses 2.5″ hard disks and thus has less storage expansion capability than the HP MediaSmart product will, but it was built to show another perspective of what a Windows Home Server could be.

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