Home Server 2011 is not dead

But you’d never know it how Microsoft is handling their blogging and facebook pages. Case in point the recent release of update rollup 2 for Windows home server that made the connector deployment work better on Lion. Posted to the blog? Nope. Posted to Facebook by a team member? Nope.

Today’s posting of the two bugs that throw off computer monitoring alerts – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7852.computer-monitoring-error-on-dashboard-or-launchpad.aspx, posted to the SBS Blog Yea!  Posted to the Home Server Blog? http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowshomeserver/

Nope.  No posts since October. 

And twitter?  Even worse – http://twitter.com/winhomeserver no posts since August.

To be fair Microsoft folks are posting in the forum – http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/is/whs2011/threads

But in this day and age of “social” supposedly being where it’s at to showcase that you still care about a product, Microsoft is sadly lacking here.  If you are going to “do social” then do social.  And Windows Home Server 2011 is still a supported product and will be so until 2016.  http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/2011/04/07/now-we-know-microsoft-lifecycle-support-dates-for-windows-home-server/

So Microsoft?  How about in the year 2012 showcasing that you will still be supporting it in 2016 by blogging about it’s support issues?

4 Thoughts on “Home Server 2011 is not dead

  1. its.


    No post about Azure outage for 7 hours today? Looks like a F29 bug.

    Amazing that in 2012 we don’t have a handle on the Julian Calendar quite yet.

  2. bradley on February 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm said:

    Not impacted by Azure. :-)

  3. Russ EX MVP on March 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm said:

    What’s Twitter Susan? 😉 JK

  4. Joe Raby on March 2, 2012 at 8:07 am said:

    If you want to see something that’s “dead” by the same means, take a look at the BCM blog: 2 WHOLE YEARS without updates. Once that decided to give it away as a free download, they’ve made it look like it’s now a piece of abandon-ware. I really hope not though, since I have customers that use it for project and job tracking, and Dynamics CRM is not a good fit, feature-wise, or financially. If this is the last version of BCM, then I doubt those customers will upgrade their Office licenses when the next version comes out (looks like it’s due when Windows 8 ships). I wish they would support cloud deployments of it though, since it doesn’t seem to work that well over VPN to the local db server, and the online/offline sync gets messed up pretty frequently. Everywhere-access would work better for this.

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