According to the Windows Home Server team blog, the price of the System Builder SKU for Windows Home Server has now been lowered. This reduction means that the current retail price for WHS is now more affordable than ever. In fact, we’re seeing it appear on NewEgg for only $99! According to the team blog post, this decision was based on the user feedback they received in the Windows Home Server Community Forums, where consumers provided input on what they thought would be a better price for the WHS OS.
The System Builder SKU for WHS is a great version of the OS for do-it-yourselfers who want to pick out their own hardware and build their own devices.
A WHS box gives you the power of of Windows Server but with all the functions you would need in a home environment. On the WHS platform you can centralize your home network’s frequently accessed data like photos, videos, and music, while also backing up your multiple machines. The data stored on a WHS can also be accessed outside the network, thanks to the built-in web server functionality that lets you access your files from a web interface.
If you’ve been thinking about installing WHS on one of your home machines, now is a great time to buy.