of you that rely on the nifty Windows
Home Server platform, Microsoft has a nice gift for you today.
The company announced today that the next generation of its Windows
Home Server software, codenamed Vail,
entered the public beta phase.
is making a number of changes to the operating system's hardware
requirements with the main one being that Vail will
only run in 64-bit mode. As for new features, the Windows
Team Blog highlights these refinements to the platform:
Got Served has also posted their thoughts on the Vail here.
which is now based on Windows Server 2008 R2, can be downloaded
from Microsoft Connect. Microsoft recommends that you install
this beta build onto a secondary machine as it is test software and
it will completely wipe all the data from the machine.