Run down the check list:
- Relatively quiet development period, followed by short and seemingly successful beta. Check
- A product that users actually want and understand. Check
- Potentially cool form factors. Check
Microsoft just might have a hit on its hands with Windows Home Server when the first Home Server models debut this fall.
Is it too much to call WHS Microsoft's iPhone? I think it's likely the closest Microsoft will come to a product with built-in popular appeal. (I'm doubtful that "Big-Ass Table," a k a the Microsoft Surface, has anywhere near the sleeper-hit potential of Windows Home Server.)
What would make Windows Home Server a guaranteed home run, in your book?