January, 2008

  • EH's Best Homes of the Year Awards 2008 Contest

    Electronic House Magazine’s Best Homes of the Year Awards 2008 contest is now underway. Entry is free, but the 2/4/08 deadline is quickly approaching. Categories include: · Best Home Theater (various price ranges) · Best Family/Media Room...
  • Free WebGuide add-in for Windows Home Server now available

    There is now a new, free WebGuide add-in for Windows Home Server that allows users to stream music, photos and videos outside of their homes. The add-in and more information is available at http://www.asciiexpress.com/webguide/homeserver.aspx . ...
  • Monitoring Media Center PCs

    One of the top concerns we hear from installers is reliability in home entertainment components. A great way to ensure Media Center PC reliability is to deploy the system so that it can only be used for entertainment purposes and it isn't being used for...
  • Commercial MCE support a common request

    While at CES working the Microsoft booth, I had the opportunity to speak with many of the people attending the show. Of the requests I received, the most popular one pertinent to the CE community was support from Microsoft for commercial MCE installations...
  • A smarter bed and better night's rest coming to a home near you

    Leggett & Platt recently showed the StarryNight sleep technology bed at CES. This next generation bed boasts features like an iPod docking station, dual zone temperature control ranging from 68 to 117 F, and optional stereo/video components to make...
  • Even More Extenders for Windows Media Center

    In addition to the new Extenders from Linksys, D-Link and Niveus Media, CE professionals will soon have even more options available for their installs from HP and Samsung. Availability and price point details are also available in the press release at...
  • Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 (aka UR1)

    The Windows Homer Server team has announced a new minor release that adds new functionality and improvements including: Windows Home Server Connector Software Windows Home Server Data Backup Remote Access Home Computer Backups...
  • Welcome to Microsoft’s CE Installer blog!

    Our team believes that Microsoft technologies can enable consumer electronic installers to be more successful. We plan to use this blog to help us develop a better relationship with the installer community by sharing solutions and new information. ...