Microsoft: Home Server sports serious security

Thursday, 11 January 2007, 1:15 AM EST

Microsoft's upcoming Windows Home Server software will include security features taken from its enterprise-grade Windows Server 2003 software, but will not work as a central distributor for patches to PCs on the home network, a Microsoft executive said Wednesday.

The new server software, which Microsoft will debut in the third quarter inside a Hewlett-Packard box, has bits and pieces from other versions of Windows -- including some from the upcoming Longhorn server - but "under the hood, it's essentially technology from Windows Server 2003," says Todd Headrick, Microsoft's product planner for Home Server.

At InformationWeek.

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