Windows Home Server Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows Home Server"

October, 2007

  • Things that make Charlie smile

    First, I'm a geek to the core so I generally smile at geeky things. Over on On10 Jeff Sandquist who runs the Channel9 and On10 efforts at Microsoft does a video interview showing off how he uses technology in his home.  Definitely cool.  Definitely...
  • HP MediaSmart Server First Look Webcasts

    In November HP and Microsoft will be hosting a series of webcasts about the upcoming HP MediaSmart Server, powered by Windows Home Server. Industry experts, including Rob Enderle of The Enderle Group, Rick Doherty of Envisioneering, Paul Thurrott of...
  • The stuff of literature, literally

    The first couple of reviews of Home Server are now on Amazon. Andrew Edney's book is now in stock and on sale, too, as is Windows Home Server Unleashed . Windows Home Server for Dummies will be soon. J
  • Explore the house ...

    Hi all – if you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the interactive house on the Windows Home Server web site. It provides a great walkthrough of Home Server’s benefits within its “natural environs” – part of the effort to educate consumers on what the...
  • A Pleasant Surprise

    I recently got one of the DirecTV HR-20 "HD DVR" set top boxes at home. It has an Ethernet port on it, but I didn't bother to plug it into my home network until a few days ago. Tonight I was watching TV and I noticed a new menu item in the set top box...
  • Sonos

    Sonos is creating a lot of buzz today around its new Sonos 2.5 software, which includes enhanced compatibility with Home Server for storing, organizing and streaming zillions of songs around the home. Great to see a popular solution like Sonos on board...
  • Passionate debate

    Well, this was certainly interesting to watch over the last few days. Thanks to any of you who weighed in. The bottom line seems to be "seeing is believing." J
  • Second Life

    How cool...the Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo Home Server is featured in the company's "island" in Second Life. (Thanks to Phillip and to the German Home Server blog .) Also cool: Home Server is in a column by consumer tech queen Kim Komando . It is back...
  • Roll your own

    Lots of buzz and press this week about the availability of the system builder version, in the States and abroad . Thanks for your patience. What are really fun to see are all the positive reviews on Newegg.com Thanks to those of you who took the time...
  • Available now: Windows Home Server Toolkit

    The Windows Home Server Toolkit is a collection of tools that help you troubleshoot issues with Windows Home Server. It is available now on the Microsoft Download Center here . A brief overview of the core components: • Error Reporting The Error...
  • "Major" / "Minor" and Product Updates

    The Windows Home Server team works on a “major” / “minor” / “major” rhythm when it comes to thinking about new product releases. We shipped the first "major" release this summer and helped introduce a whole new category of products - "home servers". ...
  • New and Updated Windows Home Server information

    There is some new content available that some of you may find interesting. The first of a series of Technical Briefs has been published, and a troubleshooting document to help people get the Windows Home Server Connector installed and configured on their...