Monday, May 14, 2007

Bill Gates Demos Windows Home Server

At the Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2007, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates demonstrated Windows Home Server and announced new hardware partners for the upcoming product, which include Gateway Inc., LaCie and Medion International. HP also plans to deliver an HP MediaSmart Server based on Windows Home Server software later this year.

Microsoft's Windows Home Server partners include:

  • Diskeeper Corp.'s Diskeeper 2007 software will support Windows Home Server to enhance system speed and reliability.

  • Embedded Automation Inc.'s mControl software will integrate with Windows Home Server to help consumers manage home lighting systems, security cameras, climate control, and audio and visual components.

  • F-Secure Corp. software will interoperate with Windows Home Server to help protect consumers against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks.

  • Iron Mountain will integrate its data protection services with Windows Home Server.

  • Lagotek Corp.'s Home Intelligence Platform for home automation will support Windows Home Server.

  • PacketVideo Corp.'s PacketVideo Connect will enable DLNA 1.0-certified, DLNA 1.5-compliant and universal plug-and-play media streaming from Windows Home Server to a variety of entertainment devices in the home.

  • Riptopia CD loading service for Windows Home Server will convert and load a customer's entire CD collection for storage and protection on Windows Home Server.

  • SageTV will provide its Placeshifter software to enable "always on" digital entertainment experience for personal media and online content on any TV or PC screen, at home or away.

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