Windows Home Server Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows Home Server"

June, 2008

  • Mark your calendar...

    ...for this Wednesday, June 25th at 10 a.m. PST for the first in a series of interactive 'Webinars' that Microsoft and HP are collaborating on on Windows Home Server and the HP Mediasmart Server. We're conducting these to offer the broader community a...
  • Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 public beta!

    The Windows Home Server team, in conjunction with all of our partners, MVPs, and "Dogfooders" is extremely happy to announce that a Release Candidate of Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 (Build 1771) is now available for public download and testing through...
  • Apple Home Server?

    I knew it wouldn’t take long for someone to figure out that the Apple Mac Mini is an interesting platform for running Windows Home Server. The Home Server Hacks blog has a detailed step-by-step document of how to re-purpose a Mac Mini to act as a home...
  • Home Control with Windows Home Server

    Just noticed this announcement from HAI: http://www.homeauto.com/newsandevents/pressreleases/content/20080610WL3.asp "WL3 for Windows Home Server...allows you to change your home’s temperatures, adjust the lights or security settings, or view...
  • White or wheat?

    Have you seen Edgar Voorbraak's Home Server toaster yet? Imaginative, cool, funny...just like the Home Server community, in general. Here are the specs. Home Server Hacks has more info and pics. VIA C7@ 1.5Ghz, 1GB RAM I managed to cram in...
  • Windows Home Server – Chinese Edition

    Microsoft announced today that Windows Home Server Chinese Edition will be launched in Taiwan in the second half of 2008. OEM Partners including Gigabyte, VIA, WNC, and Sampo who will offer complete solutions for households. Here is a snapshot of an article...
  • Nothing - Lost in Translation

    This past week a few members of the Windows Home Server team were in Tokyo, Japan. Along with the local team from Microsoft Japan, we were very pleased to host the first Windows Home Server Users Night! The venue was a banquet room on the 47th floor of...
  • When you wish upon a star...

    Yesterday the Innoventions Dream Home became the latest attraction at Disneyland. Located in Tomorrowland, the Dream Home delivers on "Walt's vision for showcasing cutting-edge technologies that make life better and easier." The Dream Home is a collaboration...
  • Belinea Home Server

    The Belinea o.center Home Server from MaxData is now available for sale in Europe. You can find out more information at http://www.amazon.de/belinea or by visiting the MaxData web site – http://www.maxdata.com . And, they even created a translated version...
  • Ask the Home Server Guy, Home Server Show 7

    Donavon over at Home Server Hacks has started a new "Ask the Home Server Guy" feature. In his words: Send in your questions about anything and everything Windows Home Server related and I’ll do my best to answer them. Send your questions to ask@HomeServerGuy...
  • Dispatch from Computex Taipei

    Computex Taipei has become the largest technology exhibition in Asia and second largest in the world. (Trivia buffs: CeBIT in Germany is the largest) The expected Computex attendance is a staggering 270,000 visitors! This show attracts people from across...
  • Frankenstein eases suffering?

    Another great story about WHS backup saving the day...this time in the case of burglary. From Mike Frank's blog post titled "WHS Eases My Suffering:" Essentially a person (or a couple people) broke into my house, rifled through everything, and took...
  • World Cup - 1 month left ...

    The Windows Home Server World Cup results for May are in and Norway remains on top and extends its lead over its competition. They look like they are going to be hard to catch, as it seems that the Norwegians understand the power of benefits of Windows...
  • Windows Home Server saves my bacon...again

    Last December, I posted a story to my personal blog titled " Windows Home Server is actually useful! " where I had an opportunity to benefit from the power of Windows Home Server's home computer backup and restore capability myself. In that...