Microsoft first announced its Home Server product at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. This software is based on Windows 2003 server, and is scheduled to ship this July.
So far, Hewlett-Packard will be the first hardware vendor to ship a computer with the software pre-installed on the. The new HP MediaSmart Server will be powered by a 1.8GHz AMD Sempron 64-bit CPU, and will include four hard drive bays and four USB ports.
To participate in this beta you must fill out a survey on the site, and then wait to be invited to be able to download the software.