Microsoft retailers have cut the price of the Windows Home Server 2011 OS down to less than £40. CCLonline sells the operating system for a mere £36.96, making it the cheapest Microsoft operating system by far at almost half the price of Windows 7 Home Edition.
Microsoft says that the OS is designed specifically "for families with digital lifestyles" and is pegged as "a simple, and reliable way to store, stream, share, and automatically back up your photos, videos, music and other documents."
Windows Home Server 2011 shares a lot of features with its higher end Windows Server cousins. For example, it supports RAID and scheduled automatic backups.
In addition, it allows users to do remote access and do network health monitoring. Other noteworthy features include native DLNA compatibility which ensures compatiility with Xbox 360 and other DLNA devices.
As expected Microsoft has built an even tighter integration with Windows 7 with HomeGroup high on the list, allowing users to find files quickly on PC with Windows 7 that have been connected to an ad hoc network.
We're unsure as to why Microsoft has slashed the price of the Windows Home Server 2011 yet again.