Microsoft Reveals Windows Home Server Software8 Jan, 2007 By: Jessica Wolf
Microsoft megalomania struck at the Consumer Electronics Show Sunday, as company chairman Bill Gates gave gadget lovers a peek at the computer company's future, according to reports from the show.
Gates unveiled the company's forthcoming Windows Home Server software, which will create a central hub for all the digital video, music and photos in a user's home.
And all that content will be available remotely too, Gates reportedly said, with the use of a Microsoft's Windows Live Web address.
The company has been testing its IPTV Edition (Internet Protocol TV) for some time in select commercial markets, some international. IPTV services flow Internet-based content to the TV set.
Gates reportedly said Microsoft will incorporate its IPTV service into the Xbox 360 unit, and IPTV carriers including such providers as AT&T will be up and running by the end of this year.
Meanwhile, Microsoft's much-vaunted Windows Vista program arrives January 30.
On display at CES was a new touch-screen desktop computer model using the upgraded software.