The Wicked Witch Is Dead!

From the Windows Home Server Team Blog:

The team is pleased to announce that Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and is now available on the Microsoft Download Center!

This update fixes the data corruption bug that was found in Windows Home Server in December (and has great new functionality too).

From Wikipedia, regarding the song “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” from the movie The Wizard of Oz:

The Munchkins then sing the march-style number "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead". After its one verse, there is another interruption, as the city officials need to determine if the witch is "undeniably and reliably dead". The coroner avers, and the mayor reiterates Glinda’s advice to the Munchkins to spread the news. The Munchkins oblige, and sing the one verse of "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" again.

Last December, the Windows Home Server was haunted by our own Wicked Witch of the East.

She showed up just as we were trying to put the final touches on our Power Pack 1 release and she was so nasty that we had no choice but to hold off on releasing Power Pack 1 until we could determine that she was “undeniably and reliably dead”.  Because of how ugly she was we had to make sure that all of her blood relatives were dead too.

I’m extremely (I mean *really*) excited to be in a position where we can finally sign the song declaring that the wicked witch is dead:  Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead! (mp3).

It has been a grueling time getting this release out but I am very gratified that it’s done, and that we did it right.

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