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Windows Home Server update released

Microsoft has finished its Power Pack 1, which adds some minor features and fixes a bug that can lead to data corruption.

Microsoft said on Monday that it has released the first update to its Windows Home Server product. Power Pack 1, as the release is called, adds some minor new features as well as fixes a months-old bug that can lead to data corruption in some cases.

The software, which is available now from Microsoft's Web site, also allows the home servers to share data with PCs running the 64-bit version of Windows Vista. Although most Vista machines use the 32-bit version, the 64-bit is used by the same kinds of hard-core enthusiasts who have been the likeliest to give Windows Home Server a try.

Announced by Bill Gates at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2007, Windows Home Server is designed to act as a central repository and backup point for files and media, such as music, movies, and photos. I'll have a post up by Tuesday that takes a broader look at the product and how it is doing in the marketplace.