Are you excited about Microsoft Windows Home Server?

I think I may be. I have often pondered running a server at home, but the thought of actually managing it left me cold. Well, I may just warm up to Home Server. I have not beta tested it, so my opinion is based on the opinions of others.

Windows Home Server’s core functionality includes:

  • Automatic backup of all Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista PCs on the network
  • Centralized storage of data and media files
  • Expandable disk drive capacity
  • Remote access to files and folders from the Internet

You will be required to have a Windows Live ID, as remote access is via a Windows Live hookup.

This may not have all of the functionality of a regular server, but it sure will go a long way towards making home system maintenance and backup a lot easier.

[tags]microsoft, windows, home server[/tags]