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 for the Power Pack 1 download. Additional information on how to prepare a home server for testing the beta of Power Pack 1 is outlined on the Microsoft Connect site.
The Power Pack 1 download is planned to be available in early June. We intend to allow for adequate time for feedback and thorough testing during the beta process. The timeline for a final release will depend on feedback and testing, in order to deliver a fix of the highest quality. Thanks for your support!
The Windows Home Server Team
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 by users to save disk space on a home computer. More information on the bug and a link to download the fix at KB950190.
You can visit the Windows Home Server Community Forums if you want to ask questions or discuss this issue, by accessing this thread.
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 connecting your Xbox 360 to Windows Media (including Home Server).
Jason's blog, All Backed Up, is where he regularly documents his WHS experience, as well Xbox and storage insights.