An early version of Microsoft's next Windows Home Server edition, "Vail", has leaked online.
The build, marked 7360, is a community technology preview (CTP) that Microsoft shared privately with select beta testers. According to the description by Microsoft, "Vail" is the next generation version of Windows Home Server.
"Vail builds upon both on-premises and cloud technologies to deliver a best-in-class solution for home networks and SOHO. Out of the box, Vail provides simple file sharing, remote access, home computer backup, expandable storage through Drive Extender, and media streaming both inside and outside the home. Vail also contains an application catalog and product-wide extensibility model so that new services such as anti-virus, online sharing, and home automation can be seamlessly and easily added to the solution. Vail will be available pre-installed on systems by OEM partners, and a standalone software package will also be available for those who want to build their own systems."
Mary Jo Foley is reporting that the build is already at CTP version 4 and may have been distributed to beta testers some time ago. The build is currently available on torrent and file sharing websites.
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