MS drops Drive Extender support for Windows Home Server code name “Vail”

Posted by RayC on November 25 2010, 5:57 AM. Posted in Windows Home Server.

In a blog post by Microsoft’s Michael Leworthy, Microsoft yesterday announced that it has stopped the development of Windows Home Server’s Drive Extender storage technology. The announcement comes almost eight months into a public beta of the next version of Windows Home Server, codenamed “Vail”. New beta versions will be available early in the New Year.

Both Windows Small Business Server 2011  Essentials (Codename “Aurora”) and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials (Codename “Breckenridge”) are expected to ship in H1 2011 without Microsoft’s advanced storage subsystem.

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