Microsoft has just announced that the Windows Home Server 2011 Engineering Team has just signed off on the release version of WHS 2011. This means the code is ready to be printed and shipped. There was no news on the actual date of release but Technet subscribers will be happy to hear that it should be available to them and MSDN subscribers in early April. OEM’s are expected to hit the market sometime in May. There is no downloadable eval copy this time around though. Here are the exact details released by Microsoft:
When will OEM’s offer WHS 2011?
Many OEM’s and System Builders have already started building specific form factors and solutions based on WHS 2011. We expect to start seeing them in the market starting May.
What languages is WHS 2011 available in?
SBS 2011 Essentials will be released in 19 languages including Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Chinese (Hong Kong), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
When will the Evaluation for WHS 2011 be made available?
Evaluation for WHS 2011 will be via an online hosted experience only. Further information will be released in early April.
When will I be able to download WHS 2011 via my TechNet or MSDN subscription?
WHS 2011 will be made available on MSDN and TechNet also in early April.
What is the difference between V1 of WHS and WHS 2011?
You can learn more about differences in our
Read the release for yourself. http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowshomeserver/
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