Windows Home Server won't launch on August 27

Recently, news sites have been reporting that Windows Home Server (WHS) would ship in less than two weeks, on August 27. However, it appears that the product is still on schedule for late September-early October despite the fact that last week WHS was listed as "generally available" as of August 27 on Microsoft's lifecycle support page. Some distributors outside the U.S. have already priced the operating system starting at $150 per system-builder copy. Even if price tags are appearing, there doesn't seem to be a specific date to mark on the calendar.

A Microsoft spokeswoman has explained what the aforementioned date is referring to: "The only thing that is available on Aug. 27 is tech support for system builders. Based on our RTM announcement in July, the software was released to OEMs and is making its way out through the distribution channels. We're looking forward to seeing system builder products based on Windows Home Server hit the market. But as you know, Microsoft does not release system builder or OEM pricing. We'll have more information about the actual system builder products when we launch later this year."

News source: Mary Jo Foley's Blog

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