Windows Home Server Beta 2 Released & Signup

Good news! Windows Home Server has reached the Beta 2 milestone! While previous releases have been tested by 1000+ Microsoft employees and some of our hardware and software partners, we are now starting to invite a broader group of external testers to participate in Beta 2.

People that are interested in participating in Beta 2 can register, so we have their names as we steadily expand the program. We can't guarantee you'll be invited to participate right away (or at all), but if you're interested get yourself registered. Keep in mind that Beta 2 does not really represent the "consumer experience." Most consumers will ultimately buy Home Server as an integrated hardware/software solution that's very plug and play, e.g. the HP MediaSmart Server. Beta 2 is software only, of course, meaning evaluators will need to know how to install and configure a server operating system. Beta 2 participants will also need a dedicated machine for Home Server - Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM and two or more internal hard drives with at least 300 GB primary system hard drive is recommended - and at least 2 client PCs and a broadband connection.

You can participate in the Beta 2 dialogue on the public Windows Home Server Forum. The Windows Home Server team and other participants will answer questions and provide insights there

View: Register @ MS Connect
News source: HomeServer Blog

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evaluators will need to know how to install and configure a server operating system.

ROFL, that will toss out a massive pile of "I are a computer guru" wannabe's right there. x) I hope I get in, sounds like a neat product to bang around the table a time or two.

You need to sign out of your Passport first, then access the link above, then you should get the Home Service page and be able to take the survey.

Nidonocu said,
You need to sign out of your Passport first, then access the link above, then you should get the Home Service page and be able to take the survey.

+1
Worked for me

Wish I could make it past the submit page I enter the info click submit and it sits their in both IE7 and Firefox until it spits out an error message saying contact us with this error code.

cpu121 said,
Are you logged into a passport account? That seems to be causing issues with some people.

Yes I am using my passport account. QQ