Windows Home Server Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows Home Server"

August, 2008

  • Gearing up for PDC 2008!

    If you haven't updated your event calendars lately, here's one to make sure you have on your agenda: the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 , or PDC as we affectionately call it. Taking place in Los Angeles, CA from Oct. 27 - 30, this year...
  • You Have Five Minutes to Get Out of Your House. What Would You Save?

    A coworker recently forwarded me a program that he heard on Puget Sound Public Radio .  This call-in radio show was based on the following premise, "Pretend you had five minutes to get out of the house. What would you save? Your family and pets...
  • Big in Japan

    Last year our Japanese subsidiary took the English version of Windows Home Server and packaged it up for the Japanese market. We here in Redmond were amazed at how well it has sold! This success in Japan encouraged us to build a Japanese language version...
  • The Eagle has landed...Or soon will ;-)

    Make that Power Pack 1, actually. That's right folks, our RTM code of Power Pack 1 is in the process of being currently pushed out to existing customers via Windows Update - in all 4 of our in-market languages (English, French, German and Spanish). ...
  • Why RAID is not a consumer technology

    Last weekend I found some blog posts by a blogger who calls himself "Fear the Cowboy" discussing some of the more severe technical limitations that RAID (especially RAID 5) has compared to Windows Home Server Drive Extender.  Check out...
  • Jimbo's Blogging!

    Our very own Jim Lyon (Wikipedia link), co-inventor of INTERCAL (the programming language most of Windows Home Server is written in), has started blogging.  Jim's industry experience and strong wit are sure to make his blog a favorite along the lines...
  • German, French and Spanish ... (oh my)

    The Power Pack 1 train is leaving the station. Today the Windows Home Server team made the Power Pack 1 updates for all of the currently shipping languages available via the Microsoft Download Center. Additionally, we signed off on the Japanese language...
  • Fun in the sun... the ultimate Windows Home Server product bundle

    The Windows Home Server marketing team in Germany recently kicked off an awareness campaign for journalists. "Sun protection and data protection, before you go on vacation, buy a Windows Home Server system to backup your data and save all your vacation...