Microsoft Small Business Specialist

Microsoft Home Server

From the comfort of home, Microsoft is serving up a new consumer product.

Families are in the midst of a transformation. Almost every aspect of our lives — how we work, how we communicate and how we enjoy ourselves — is now, in some way, touched by technology. Many of us now take the digital aspects of our lives for granted. But we need a better way to manage and connect it all. 

What is Windows Home Server?
Windows Home Server simplifies the way you protect, organize and share your family's valuable digital content and media, including documents, photos, videos and music. Windows Home Server is now available to consumers on new hardware from leading partners.

Back up all your family's computers every day. If a computer goes down, everything on it can be restored automatically and easily. Or retrieve a single lost photo or file. Monitor the health of all the PCs in your home.

Keep all your digital content in one highly secure place. Photos, music, videos and important documents spread across multiple PCs, CDs, USB drives, cameras and smartphones can now be organized and accessed in one central place.

Access your home computers and digital content from virtually anywhere with secure remote access. Share digital memories with family and friends through a more secure Web site. Stream photos, music and videos to Xbox and other devices in the home, and enjoy them on the big screen in the living room.

The expandable solution enables families and home-based businesses to easily store and share their growing collection of music, photos and home movies. Invest in a Home Server today, and it will grow with you as your family and home-based business needs grow.

Why would I need a server in my home?
A recent consumer survey commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by Ipsos (April 2007) revealed the following results on digital media usage and how much consumers value their content:

  • 52 percent of households surveyed have more than one computer networked together in the home.
  • 61 percent of consumers surveyed say they would be devastated if they were to lose their digital media or content.
  • Currently, 79 percent of households surveyed share their photos via e-mail, leading to overcrowded inboxes and data management issues.
  • The average household surveyed is inundated with the following digital media:
    • 1,383 photos
    • 1,364 songs
    • 1,000 documents
    • 242 videos

How can I learn more?
Contact the knowledgable staff at Brains on Wheels

Visit Microsoft's Windows Home Server home page.