Microsoft Spoofs Its 'Home Server' Name

The computing giant awkwardly tries to convince consumers that it's OK to bring a server home.

Microsoft Home Server Logo

I guess I'm not alone when I said Microsoft has a problem because it labeled a consumer product as a "server." The company itself is going after the issue with online ads that make light of the label applied to its latest consumer system, Windows Home Server.

They include a faux debate questioning whether a server has a place in the home. Best line: "You can't domesticate a server!" And there's a kids' picture book titled, Mommy, Why Is There a Server in the House? Helping Your Child Understand the Stay-At-Home Server.

You get the picture. But if Microsoft knew the name itself would be a hurdle, why not try something else?

You can see the ads (and book) at