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  • Blog Post: Media Center University: Optimizing for Entertainment & Networking – Part 2

    Mike Seamons continues his presentation of Optimizing Media Center for Entertainment in this second video filmed at EHX Spring 2008. In part two, he discusses the steps he takes to optimize Windows Media Center. He discusses removing all unnecessary software, installing Windows Updates and other configuration...
  • Blog Post: Media Center University: Optimizing for Entertainment & Networking – Part 1

    Download: iPod | MP3 | WMA | WMV | WMV (high) | Zune In the first installment of Optimizing for Entertainment and Networking at EHX Spring's Media Center University , Mike Seamons provides guidance on choosing one technology over another. In his presentation, he covers the difference between analog...
  • Blog Post: CGMS-A, Broadcast flag and Windows Media Center

    Recently there has discussion regarding copy protection for television broadcasts , we wanted to provide some top level information on some of the various copy protection mechanisms that are used for television broadcasts and the affect on Windows Media Center. The Broadcast Flag is only used for...
  • Blog Post: Media Center University: Whole House Integration of Media Center Systems – Part 5

    The second half of Todd Rutherford's presentation on integrating Windows Media Center into a whole home solution focuses on content acquisition for the customer. Topics covered include: Content Online - Download / Streaming Personal media Other ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft @ CEDIA EXPO 2008

    Microsoft heads to CEDIA EXPO 2008 with some exciting announcements and new initiatives for custom installers. Last year at the show, the Windows Media Center team showcased the latest hardware from their channel partners and engaged integrators in education and training. Planning to continue this momentum...
  • Blog Post: 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 More details… Windows Home Server...
  • Blog Post: CGMS-A and Windows Media Center

    On Tuesday June 10th, 2008, at 10AM PST, Microsoft will release the Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista (KB950126) that addresses some of the concerns around the CGMS-A flag. More information around copy protection for television broadcasts can be found on the blog post dated June 4th...
  • Blog Post: 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 . Other information: http://winbeta.org/comments...
  • Blog Post: Media Center University: Optimizing for Entertainment & Networking – Part 3

    In the final segment of Optimizing Media Center for Entertainment & Networking, Mike Seamons walks through Extender set up, network tuning, Windows Home Server and some different deployment topologies. WMC can be installed as a HTPC, centrally in the rack or as a headless Extender server and Mike...
  • Blog Post: 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. Over the course of the last year, our team has...