Windows Home Server Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows Home Server"

June, 2007

  • Sinking in

    I always enjoy seeing Home Server stories like this one in Phoenix' East Valley Tribune . Local newspaper write-ups show that the word is truly spreading about how Home Server will help everyday consumers backup, centralize and share their digital "stuff...
  • One for the books...

    Per Philip Churchill's blog ...looks like we'll see a "Windows Home Server for Dummies" book come December, written by Woody Leonhard. Apparently Woody is looking for content and topic suggestions, too. Philip is collecting ideas for Woody, so be sure...
  • Water Heaters and Home Servers

    There is a little debate about the water heater ... In the 1870s, Englishmen, Maughan invented the first instant water heater. Little is known about Maughan's invention, however, his invention influenced the designs of Edwin Ruud. Edwin Ruud, a Norwegian...
  • The numbers don't lie

    Wow...we've had 20,000 sign-ups for evaluation of RC in less than a week! No doubt a lot of these were triggered by the many recent write ups we've seen in publications such as PC World , CNET and SmartHouse (an Australian magazine that calls Home Server...
  • The last one ...

    Today we opened up the Windows Home Server Beta program to everybody and anybody that wants to take a look, test it, or sleep well at night knowing that their PCs are automatically being backed up every night. Sign up and you are in!! http://connect...
  • Release Candidate goes live!

    That's right...we've reached another important product milestone! The highly anticipated Windows Home Server Release Candidate is available today. The product team has been logging long hours and doing heroic work to finalize this new and improved build...
  • Add-ins and Code2Fame

    I spent the last week playing with all of the add-ins that I could find. People are starting to do some pretty cool stuff with Windows Home Server. I guess the Code2Fame Challenge has some people thinking about either $$ or fame or both. The best part...
  • Our Summer Intern

    The Windows Home Server team decided to offer a summer internship to one of our earliest beta testers and top forum contributors. Tom Z. is a high school student from Arizona and he will be spending the next 2 months with us working on a wide variety...
  • A family affair

    The other day I had the pleasure of speaking with a family using (and loving!) Home Server. These folks - I'll call them the Smiths - are part of a group of relatively non-techie consumers to whom we've provided the product, in order to better understand...
  • Couldn't have said it better myself

    Terry Walsh, some dude from the UK who has a blog ( We Got Served ) all about Windows Home Server, has been doing great things for the community. He's got a list of Add-ins , a bunch of How-Tos , and some great descriptions of the technology of Windows...
  • Surface

    Unless you've been hiding in a cave somewhere (or just maybe working really hard this week) you've probably caught some of the incredible buzz for Microsoft Surface , unveiled at the Wall Street Journal's D conference this week. USA Today tech columnist...