Krunker is embarking on a short series of articles detailing the Windows Home
Server Release Candidate edition. The first article is entitled "Part 1
- Installing Windows Home Server RC".
"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. "