Windows Home Server Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows Home Server"

April, 2008

  • An update regarding Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

    Thanks for all of the thoughtful feedback, passion and insights in this post on the Windows Home Server Community Forums about shipping Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 concurrently, versus prior to the data corruption fix.  We took your feedback...
  • A 'Green' Home Server

    As the 'new guy' on the Home Server team, I've been waiting a bit to find the right topic to jump into the blogging spotlight. When I ran across some really interesting power consumption data that Fujitsu-Siemens, one of our OEM partners in Europe had...
  • Home Computer Restore CD (Dual Boot) BETA now available

    The Windows Home Server team would like to invite you to download a BETA version of the "Windows Home Server - Home Computer Restore CD (Dual Boot)" from Microsoft Connect at http://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer . If you have not previously...
  • LiveNode.Com is going away ...

    During the initial beta of Windows Home Server, the team setup a test domain for the Dynamic DNS services that are now included with the product. The test domain was LiveNode.Com, which has now been replaced by HomeServer.Com for people that purchase...
  • Gadgets Gone Wild !

    Does Donavon West sleep or has his home server automated a bunch of previously manual tasks so that he has time to write cool sidebar gadgets that interface with Windows Home Server? His new one is called "ShareMaster for Home Server" and sits on the...
  • World Cup Standings

    The March numbers are in for the Windows Home Server World Cup. Norway and New Zealand remain strong in the #1 and #2 spots. Germany moved up to take the 4th slot away from the UK. Japan is back in the top 16, edging out China for the 16th spot. Here...
  • ZDistrict

    I saw this come through the transom and thought I'd share...a guy in Kuwait custom building a big Home Server (11 drives?!) with an Alienware case. Maybe he'll help move Kuwait up in the Home Server World Cup standings. J
  • Windows Home Server Customer Data

    Customers are given the option of anonymously sharing some data with Microsoft during the initial configuration of their home servers as one of the few questions ("The 7 Simple Steps") that are asked during setup. The Customer Experience Improvement...
  • SCALEO scaling up

    Lots of buzz lately for the Fujitsu-Siemens SCALEO Home Server . The German PC Magazine just gave it a great review, for example. We Got Served provides a very in-depth review of the product, comparing it with HP's MediaSmart Server. Worth a read. Terry...
  • Back that thing up

    The Consumer Electronics Association has issued a new study that shows (yet again) that Americans are not backing up their digital photos, music, documents or other types of files. Results of the study, "Amassing Digital Fortunes: A Digital Storage Study...
  • What A Deal!

    Doing my duty to point out the 'hot' deals on our OEM Windows Home Server products, here's one to take note of... Given credit where it's due, the kind folks on Home Server Hacks have pointed to an interesting promotion by New Egg - the HP MediaSmart...
  • Managed services for the home

    Interesting story here on CE Pro about Atomoo , which "may be the first residential IT managed services company to cater to home systems integrators." And they rely on Home Server. Home systems integrators may do a good job of installing PCs and networks...
  • Consume(r) Storage

    Industry analyst firm In-Stat is promoting its new consumer storage research by Joyce Putscher, who we speak with regularly. See the press release for a quick summary of the report. The consumer storage market has more than doubled in the last two years...
  • Get the Gadget

    Donavon West of Home Server Hacks and LiveGadgets.net has created a nice Home Server blog headline ticker gadget to help you get the WHS news you can use. Pretty slick - it currently pulls from this blog, We Got Served , MS Windows Home Server and Home...