Now that HP owns Palm, it's been made it clear they have little interest in selling Windows Home Server boxes. Zero interest, actually—they've announced they're selling the rest of the inventory they've got, and never looking back.
Windows Home Server's Power Pack 3 is available now, and all you have to do is go into your Windows Update section of your Home Server and hit Update to access the new features. Unless you're one of those who accessed PP3 before it was final, in which case you have to follow these instructions instead.
Have you heard of that new service that allows you to connect to the Internet at one gigabit-per-second to access your very own two terabytes of storage space? Me neither. That's probably why you need the Asus TS Mini NAS.
The HP MediaSmart EX490 and EX495 are the new top-of-the-line Windows Home Servers from HP, which are good enough to pretty much be the de-facto Windows Home Servers on the market now. These new units keep up the tradition.
The previous HP EX-487 Windows Home Server was notable both because it was a good WHS, and because it had the ability to support Time Machine over the network on Macs. The EX490 and EX495 do even more.
After teasing us over Twitter yesterday, Lenovo has now outlined full specs and pricing for its new Q100/Q110 nettops, and D400 Home Server. Both nettops are 0.7-inches thin, and the Q110 has Nvidia Ion graphics with 1080p HDMI output.
Lenovo claims its upcoming Q100/Q110 nettops are "some of the thinnest in the world." We'll wait and see, but I like that etched motif. Meanwhile, we know more about the D400 Windows Home server because it's already available in Asia.
The Gadget: HP's LX195, their stripped-to-the-core (but Apple Time Machine capable) implementation of the Windows Home Server, which comes with a 640GB internal drive, but can only be expanded via the four USB ports in the back.
Here's a better shot of the HP LX195 MediaSmart Windows Home Server. It looks like it has 0 expandable bays (the bigger ones have SATA trays), and only comes with four USB ports.
Microsoft's releasing their yearly update for Windows Home Server tomorrow, and it's called Power Pack 2. People who like putting all their files in one centralized, networked place should be excited.
Windows 7 Beta, Microsoft's thank-you gift for putting up with Vista, has been out two weeks and we're covering every exciting inch of it. Here's how to catch up, or get the beta for yourself:
It's not a huge surprise, but Windows Home Server's Connector software works just fine with Windows 7. Everything from the client to the backup software acts appropriately.