Windows Home Server Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows Home Server"

December, 2007

  • Windows Home Server Knowledge Base article

    We just published a Knowledge Base (KB) article on Microsoft Help and Support : “Editing files using certain applications may cause file corruption on a system running Windows Home Server (946676)”. A few people in the Community Forums have reported data...
  • The Tinkerer’s Dilemma

    With Windows Home Server we have seen some people talk about (and do) some pretty crazy things. Since the software is available through the OEM and System Builder channels – people can build their own home servers. Some people just load it up and use...
  • I won't do any lame play on the words "wild about"...

    ...but Steve Wildstrom, BusinessWeek's influential consumer tech guru, really likes Home Server and the HP MediaSmart Server. Leading consumer analyst Rob Enderle named Home Server "product of the month" in his column , too. And PC World posted another...
  • Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House?

    Earlier I posted about our new ad campaign " Stay at Home Servers " and pointed you at the videos (the first of which are getting rave reviews ). Yesterday we posted the full contents of the hit Children's book " Mommy, Why is there a Server...
  • Are you a household hero?

    I have attended many different events this year and talked to lots of people about Windows Home Server. It has been both exciting and rewarding as I get to share my knowledge and hear other people’s stories about their use of Windows Home Server. Windows...
  • Piloter mon habitat

    Check out the On10 video about Omwave's cool Add-in to create mood lighting in the home. Omwave is based in France and has a Home Server product call the OM Server - WGS provides a good overview. J
  • Windows Home Server Enthusiasts

    The fun part of building a new product and creating a new category is that cool people start using your product and start sharing all of the cool things they are doing with it. Brendan Grant is putting together some new Windows Home Server Add-Ins and...
  • NY Times: "What's next, having the office Christmas party at home?"

    The New York Times wrote a great story on the "Stay at Home Server" campaign, including video, pictures and quotes from Steve VanRoekel. Take a look. J
  • Product Support

    Since Windows Home Server was released as a product through the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer or “hardware manufacturer”) and System Builder channels the primary support responsibilities fall on the OEMs and System Builders. Our OEMs work closely...
  • We Got Served Awards

    Our friend Terry Walsh has kicked off the inaugural We Got Served Awards for three Windows Home Server categories: best hardware, best commercial software, and best community Add-In. Vote for your favorites by Christmas and get in on a prize drawing!...
  • Life Imitating Art or Art Imitating Life?

    Someone forwarded this photo of a puppy peeing on a laptop to us. Please compare this photo to the following page from the hit Children's book Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House?     I sure hope whoever's laptop that was had a Windows...
  • More tech briefs

    If you haven't seen them yet, there are now 5 technical briefs available on the Windows Home Server web site. They are: Remote Access Media Sharing Drive Extender Home Computer Backup Home Networking Enjoy, J