The Windows Home Server 2011 software, formerly known as Vail, will be available in Evaluation guise early in April, the Home Server team announced on Tuesday. The software's release version has been approved, and the program aims to make files and data organized and accessible from anywhere, while automatically backing it up. The team also added that it expects OEMs and system builders to begin releasing hardware running on the software in May.
The program will ship in 19 languages, including but not limited to four kinds of Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
Among other features, the software brings DLNA 1.5 media sharing.
The long-awaited release should be welcome by many who've waited for it, despite the company's controversial decision to remove the drive extender feature. This feature would group numerous internal and external hard drives into a single volume.