Well, well, well. What do we have here? HP has thrown the bone. Congrats EX470 and EX475 owners. You and I will not have to lurk in the shadows in order to run the 2.5 update. Congrats to HP as well. This can only mean one of two things:
1. A lesson learned.
2. A well orchestrated media stunt.
Read all the details here. I don't know who broke the story but I saw it at mediasmartserver.net first. Here is the meat of the story that I swiped from Alex.
We have two updates to share with our MediaSmart Server communities.
We have listened to the customer feedback on
and other popular Windows Home Server blogs related to our recent software update availability. Based on this feedback, we are working to provide a supported path to allow customers to update all generations of their EX Series and LX Series MediaSmart Server products to the current software version.
Due to the generational differences of our platform architectures, we will not be providing the updated software as traditional downloads. Instead, we will provide complete server image DVD’s through HP support in the same manner as replacement DVD’s are provided today. We expect that there will be certain hardware limitations and/or trade-offs for the various platforms that will be detailed once the new server DVD’s are available.
Timing is tentatively scheduled in Fall 2009. We understand customers would like these updates sooner, but this timing is necessary to adequately develop and test these new software images. As we get further along in our development, we will provide an updated timetable.
We have also read the inquiries regarding European availability of the MediaSmart Server products. We are pleased to announce that our European customers can expect to see our LX and EX series products for sale in Europe. Targeted availability is Fall 2009.
We thank everyone for their continued support of the MediaSmart Server products and appreciate the continued feedback.
Last question. How about those folks in Australia? They have been asking for the MSS as well. Throw a bone down under HP?