Windows Home Server Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows Home Server"

August, 2007

  • August 27

    There were a number of press stories and blog posts on Friday and this a.m. about Windows Home Server "availability" on Aug 27, based on a MSFT tech support site indicating that date. The story seems to be straightening itself out, but to clarify... the...
  • HomeServer.com

    Microsoft bought the "HomeServer.Com" domain a year or so ago. The transaction that involved 3 companies, 4 foreign languages and 3 currencies. It took awhile to complete, and it is a funny story that I like to tell in person. But that is not what this...
  • Grow your partition with a restore

    Shhhh. Don't tell anybody but my work laptop is a Macbook Pro. You see we bought a few of them for our test lab to ensure that Macs work great with Windows Home Server's centralized storage (they do). Once testing was done these pretty laptops were just...
  • Last call for ... Add-Ins

    The Code2Fame Challenge entry deadline is quickly approaching... We’ve seen many Add-Ins published for Windows Home Server; why not submit yours for the Challenge? NOW is the time to submit it as an entry (entries must be postmarked by August 25...
  • Hallo from Berlin

    First, a little German lesson. I'm in Berlin to talk to press and partners about Windows Home Server at " IFA " a huge consumer electronics show. Apparently IFA is bigger than even CES. What a gorgeous city! The weather certainly has something to do with...
  • Windows Home Server Updates ...

    Since the announcement of Windows Home Server RTM (Release to Manufacturing) in July, the team and our hardware partners have been aggressively gearing up for the final retail availability of solutions powered by Windows Home Server, slated for this Fall...
  • Making the Gartenberg Grade

    Jupiter analyst Michael Gartenberg gives Home Server a hearty thumbs up on his blog . I am so loving this product. It's one of those things that you think you don't need until you start using and the more you use it, the more you wonder how you lived...
  • The partner opportunity

    Interesting article late last week in the always popular Computer Reseller News: "Microsoft Partners Eagerly Awaiting Windows Home Server." Yours truly is paraphrased, saying: Although Windows Home Server is designed to be easy to install and use,...
  • Goin' Mobile

    Cool to see Home Server and the LobsterTunes add-in getting noticed on The Mobile Phone Blog , which BusinessWeek recently flagged as a great source for insights about the world of mobile devices and content. The blog is run by the founders of Movaya...
  • Great Coding4Fun Article!

    Last week on the Coding4Fun blog , Brian Peek posted a fun article on how to build Windows Home Server Add-in that allows you to access your Outlook email via the web using your home server. Unfortunately there is something about this article that causes...
  • Windows Home Server Connect Site

    With the closing of the Code2Fame Challenge for Windows Home Server, the Connect site has been updated so that beta participants can no longer download the Release Candidate (RC) version of the software. Beta testers will be able to continue to use the...