In an attempt to help photographers prevent their passion from transforming into a lost art, Microsoft has debuted a new initiative designed to stress the relevance of Windows Home Server for this specific consumer segment. In this regard, the Redmond company has debuted a new page on Microsoft.com designed to pimp Windows Home Server to photographers. The software giant's home server comes with advanced storage, organizing, protection, and remote access capabilities by default, all of which play nice with digital images.
“In recent months, our team has attended a couple of professional photography events such as Spotlight on Imaging at CES and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. Professional photographers recognize the need to protect their work and reported that they employ a number of different ways to store and back up their photos. Manually copy photos onto a CD, DVD or external hard drive. Use a backup program to copy photos to another hard disk. Configure an external hard drive, network attached storage device or even another computer on the network to keep a second copy of photos,” revealed Steven Leonard
, senior product manager for Windows Home Server.
However, Windows Home Server can streamline the process
of backing up, storing and protecting digital assets, including photographs, especially when dealing with content spread on multiple machines in a household. Of course, consumers have to keep in mind that Windows Home Server is by no means a tool exclusively for professional photographers. In fact, quite the opposite, the home server will ensure that family content is also protected in the same manner as that generated by professionals.
“Automatic image-based backups, redundant copies of photos stored on separate hard drives, and an easy way to add more storage space are just a few of the benefits,” Leonard added. “In order to help professional photographers and aspiring amateurs better understand Windows Home Server, we are pleased to launch a photography-specific web page