Windows Home Server 2011 Incoming

It’s official: Windows Home Server has been signed off for RTM. Expect to see OEM’s releasing WHS 2011 devices starting in May. For those with TechNet or MSDN subscriptions, you can download it in Early April, as well as an evaluation copy from Microsoft for the public.

I think I may give it a run to see how I like it over the domain based Windows Server 2011 SBS. I’m on the fence as it stands right now.

    • When will OEM’s offer WHS 2011? Many OEM’s and System Builders have already started building specific form factors and solutions based on WHS 2011. We expect to start seeing them in the market starting May.
    • What languages is WHS 2011 available in? SBS 2011 Essentials will be released in 19 languages including Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Chinese (Hong Kong), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
    • When will the Evaluation for WHS 2011 be made available? The evaluation experience for WHS 2011 will be released in early April.
    • When will I be able to download WHS 2011 via my TechNet or MSDN subscription? WHS 2011 will be made available on MSDN and TechNet also in early April.
    • What is the difference between V1 of WHS and WHS 2011? You can learn more about differences in our comparison datasheet.