Small Business Susan

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 comments ↓

  • #   Indy on 02.29.12 at 2:38 pm     

    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.


  • #   bradley on 02.29.12 at 2:42 pm     

    Not impacted by Azure. :-)


  • #   Russ EX MVP on 03.01.12 at 12:04 pm     

    What’s Twitter Susan? ;) JK


  • #   Joe Raby on 03.02.12 at 8:07 am     

    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.