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  • Blog Post: pre-order a copy of windows 7 upgrade for as little as $49.99 today!

    it’s a great friday – today you can reserve your production copy of the windows 7 upgrade for as little as $49.99!  the professional version upgrade is only $99.99.  not certain which version you’re interested in?  check out the pricing and capabilities here .  i have been using windows...
  • Blog Post: windows home server power pack 1 public beta!

    windows home server's power pack has hit the public beta milestone! see it in action at our next chicago windows user group meeting!
  • Blog Post: tekken 6 – coming out later this month for xbox

    it’s been an entire year, but later this month tekken 6 comes out for the xbox 360.  since then i’ve added a second xbox to our home, begun watching netflix movies instantly on them, created my own custom avatar and gone back to mainly wireless game play even in titles like rock band and guitar...
  • Blog Post: cwug windows home server webcasts begin in november!

    cwug started our online endeavors with chris urban's management track. next month, ray casey takes up where chris left off. there will be a new windows home server track that will kick off with online meetings every other wednesday. more information about these live meetings will be posted to our cwug...
  • Blog Post: ie8 beta 2 posted!

    it's time to start dogfooding (if you haven't already!) the next version of the internet explorer browser. i have become such a big fan of virtualization, that's usually where i isolate non production code, but this one is so interesting to me, i'm going to install it on the real hardware i use (plus...
  • Blog Post: cwug windows home server live meetings begin tonight!

    as i'm blogging this, ray casey is kicking off the first in a series of windows home server live meeting sessions. ray is a member of cwug (the chicago windows user group) and has stepped up to chair the windows home server track for the user group.
  • Blog Post: windows home server and build 2 of windows 7!

    woo hoo! i'm running the windows home server connector on my 64 bit windows 7 build. need to double check if the backup works (which won't surprise me). i've had pretty good app compatibility success with windows 7 so far. continuing my tests....
  • Blog Post: windows home server stories

    i've got my windows home server connected to many of my workstations for centralized storage and most of my computers are backed up to the windows home server for disaster recovery (we demoed complete system restore at the chicago windows user group july meeting). i'm considering a hp touchsmart computer...
  • Blog Post: windows home server system builder price decrease!

    just in time for the thanksgiving - windows home server system builder price decrease! i've got one oem system i built running the system builder version and the hp media smart home server. in november i'm giving a presentation on windows home server to our midwest microsoft and partner technical community...
  • Blog Post: new windows home server from hp

    with the new year coming thursday, i just read a post about the new windows home server models coming from hp which will mean two things - 1) discounts on the current models (already happening) and 2) new devices with more horsepower and additional storage.
  • Blog Post: windows vista support stories - backup

    sunday i'm going to be assisting someone with computer problems (which have been diagnosed as hardware - we'll see) and at a minimum computer data backup. this is a natural part of my life whether with family or friends, work related or otherwise - i'll help. and it's got me thinking that sharing some...
  • Blog Post: did you know: you can shrink a hard drive from the command line (and in the windows vista/7 setup program?)

    friday i posted information about dynamically shrinking a partition from your windows vista or windows 7 installation (making room for another operating system) but what if you are already running windows xp and would like to take advantage of this feature?  you can, but before the step by step...
  • Blog Post: get a free 120 day trial of windows home server...

    ...at least the software here . i've got one i built and the hp mediasmart server - both have been great and are centralizing and protecting my digital memories! i've got both a windows xp media center and all of my windows vista computers backed up to it and i can even connect from a mac or xbox 360...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

    It's out - download it here - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1a6aef46-db57-401f-814f-6efa26e7a1e8&DisplayLang=en
  • Blog Post: multi touch in windows 7, new hp windows home server and netbooks

    i've just loaded beta drivers to enable multi touch on a dell latitude xt and this afternoon i'll check out this new feature and report back soon. also loading up a group of acer netbooks for a windows 7 lab i'm putting together for a local ged program. that's an additional 6 new installations by the...