Windows Home Server Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows Home Server"

May, 2008

  • Sign up for the beta of Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

    Interested in participating in the beta program for Windows Home Server Power Pack 1? We need your help! You are encouraged to sign up and install the latest build of Windows Home Server from https://connect.microsoft.com/windowshomeserver in preparation...
  • Updating the Windows Home Server web site

    Microsoft's Windows Home Server web site is getting updated to enable people to quickly find what they are looking for with fewer clicks. We did an extensive review of the site statistics and search terms and are making changes to the site to better serve...
  • WHS and Xbox Dad

    Microsoft storage guru and 'gamer dad' Jason Buffington has a great post on the popular Xbox Dad blog about using WHS with Xbox. He cites the Windows Home Server documentation on media sharing , as well as the section of the Xbox.com site devoted to...
  • Autographed "Mommy ..." book

    If you would like an autographed hard copy version (only 500 were made) of the "Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House?" book, then you need to head over to the HomeServerHacks web site. http://www.homeserverhacks.com/2008/05/mommy-why-is-there-server...
  • Tranquil on the A list

    Good to see Tranquil's T2 WHS A3 Harmony Home Server - "more substantial" vs. the T7 HSA - is a recommended product on PC Pro's "A List." "...this machine is passively cooled throughout; the only noise is of the hard disk spinning. It's also appealingly...
  • Another story ...

    Today' story came from a gentleman named Bruce... I got up Saturday morning and went into my office with a morning snack. The first thing I noticed was a “WwrrrrrrWrrrrrrWrrrrr” coming from my office, something didn’t sound quite right. When I opened...
  • Life saver... time saver!

    One of the important benefits of Windows Home Server is "image-based backup".  Most consumers are probably not aware of this important distinction when it comes to backup.  A disk image backup is basically a backup of the entire hard...
  • ... best 400 dollars I ever spent.

    Sometimes we find stories about Windows Home Server on other people's blogs, sometimes we miss them. Clint Rutkas had the misfortune of having his laptop stolen ... you can read his blog post here . The summation, "Windows Home Server, best 400 dollars...
  • NTFS Compression

    The Windows Home Server team has solved a software bug that may affect files that are compressed using Advanced Attributes (NTFS compression). NTFS compression can be enabled on an individual file, folder or at the hard drive level and is sometimes enabled...
  • 2 months to go ...

    The Windows Home Server World Cup results for April are in and Norway remains on top, with New Zealand closing the gap.  New Zealand is less than 100 units away from first place, assuming Norway stands still.  Windows Home Server has now been...
  • Home Server saves the day!

    I don't write these, I just receive them in my e-mail, and I figured it would be good to start sharing them with a wider audience. This one came from a Microsoft employee named Jason, the title of the blog is the subject line of the e-mail. Here is the...