Paul Thurrott in his weekly Mailbag post has written the following about the forthcoming Windows 8 release:
…Windows 8 will almost certainly be the first client version of Windows to use the Drive Extender technology that debuted in Windows Home Server. Among other things, Drive Extender allows Windows to divvy up hard drive storage into a single, uninterrupted blob of storage space, removing the need for drive letters. While it’s unlikely that Windows 8 will dispense with drive letters all together, this is clearly the first step in that direction.
If this proves to eventually become true, then this is great news BUT where would this leave Windows Home Server as a stand alone product/appliance?