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  • Windows 10 is starting and we could finaly need a new version of WHS.... !
    Monday, June 1, 2015 8:04 PM

Answers

  • The WHS line is dead - if you wish to stick with Microsoft, you will need to move to Windows Server.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    • Marked as answer by Olaf Engelke Thursday, June 4, 2015 1:06 PM
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 1:55 AM
  • Hi,

    As Phil said. And below is the official description:

    Q: Will there be a next version of Windows Home Server?
    A: No. Windows Home Server has seen its greatest success in small office/home office (SOHO) environments and among the technology enthusiast community. For this reason, Microsoft is combining the features that were previously only found in Windows Home Server, such as support for DLNA-compliant devices and media streaming, into Windows Server 2012 Essentials and focusing our efforts into making Windows Server 2012 Essentials the ideal first server operating system for both small business and home use—offering an intuitive administration experience, elastic and resilient storage features with Storage Spaces, and robust data protection for the server and client computers. 

    Q: How long will customers be able to purchase Windows Home Server 2011?
    A: Windows Home Server 2011 will remain available in all current channels until December 31, 2013. Additionally, under the standard Microsoft embedded OS licensing terms, select OEM partners may choose to continue offering WHS 2011-based appliances for an extended period of time. 

    Above all quote from Windows Server 2012 Essentials Frequently Asked Questions‎:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/2/0B22F531-338D-4843-B43B-814D922EB724/Windows%20Server%202012%20Essentials%20FAQ.pdf

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang      


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    • Marked as answer by Olaf Engelke Thursday, June 4, 2015 1:06 PM
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:34 AM

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  • The WHS line is dead - if you wish to stick with Microsoft, you will need to move to Windows Server.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    • Marked as answer by Olaf Engelke Thursday, June 4, 2015 1:06 PM
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 1:55 AM
  • Hi,

    As Phil said. And below is the official description:

    Q: Will there be a next version of Windows Home Server?
    A: No. Windows Home Server has seen its greatest success in small office/home office (SOHO) environments and among the technology enthusiast community. For this reason, Microsoft is combining the features that were previously only found in Windows Home Server, such as support for DLNA-compliant devices and media streaming, into Windows Server 2012 Essentials and focusing our efforts into making Windows Server 2012 Essentials the ideal first server operating system for both small business and home use—offering an intuitive administration experience, elastic and resilient storage features with Storage Spaces, and robust data protection for the server and client computers. 

    Q: How long will customers be able to purchase Windows Home Server 2011?
    A: Windows Home Server 2011 will remain available in all current channels until December 31, 2013. Additionally, under the standard Microsoft embedded OS licensing terms, select OEM partners may choose to continue offering WHS 2011-based appliances for an extended period of time. 

    Above all quote from Windows Server 2012 Essentials Frequently Asked Questions‎:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/2/0B22F531-338D-4843-B43B-814D922EB724/Windows%20Server%202012%20Essentials%20FAQ.pdf

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang      


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Olaf Engelke Thursday, June 4, 2015 1:06 PM
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:34 AM
  • Unfortunately Windows Home Server was not having enough sales for a price which is needed to maintain and develop a product ... and does not match a policy, which wants to see you store all your data in the cloud.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 1:06 PM