"Targeting an August time frame release, Windows Home Server (WHS) is Microsoft’s first major attempt at providing a centralized server solution for the digital home. So, why did Microsoft finally decide to enter this market? It was pretty simple actually - Microsoft saw an opportunity to deliver a solution to a growing problem in the digital home. Consumers, more than ever, have a need to store information in a centralized manner at home. It’s as simple as that. Many more home users now have broadband connections, home networks, multiple computers, multiple devices, and much more digital content to deal with than ever before. The Windows Home Server platform was designed to support just such a home systems - providing a mechanism by which users could store and share data in a centralized manner as well as protect content on their individual PC’s by providing an automatic backup solution. "
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