We’ve begun a new series on the Windows Home Server web site – starting with Home Computer Backup and Restore – to show that using Windows Home Server really is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
We’ve also refreshed the news area of the web site
and community page has a great new look!
Read about what’s new with home servers and check out the cool stories from Windows Home Server users. You can even e-mail the Windows Home Server team your own testimonial or tutorial; we’ll pick the great new submissions and feature them on the site!
-Jonas (Community Program Manager for the Windows Home Server team)
The technical briefs and other documents for Windows Home Server have been updated to incorporate new and changed functionality with Windows Home Server Power Pack 1. Technical Briefs are "Level 200" documents designed for a more technical audience as they explain some of the inner-workings and technical and troubleshooting tips for Windows Home Server.
Most of the documents are now published in Microsoft Word format, so that you can more easily grab subsets of the content for answering questions in the Community forums.
Additionally, you can find a new document entitled, Windows Home Server Developer Guidelines that provides guidance around developing software Add-ins using the Windows Home Server Software Development Kit (SDK). For more information on the SDK, please see: http://www.msdn.com/WindowsHomeServer
Are there other areas of the product where you would like a "technical brief" created? What would be the title of the document and what content would you like to see included?
As we've posted to this blog before, the Windows Home Server team is gearing up for a big presence at the upcoming PDC 2008 show in Los Angeles, CA. With so much riding on the line at this important event, we naturally want to get as much input on our messages from a critical audience - the developers who are building apps, services and solutions for Windows Home Server!
With this in mind - of course the broader goal of boosting the visibility of our Extensibility Platform - the Windows Home Server team last week hosted 30+ developers, OEMs, and hardware partners at our first annual Windows Home Server Platform Extensibility Day. Or make that several days. ;-) The focus of the event was providing partners with guidance on how to develop applications and services using our SDK, available publicly on MSDN. Both the Marketing and Engineering teams worked hard to 'share the love' and evangelize our product's key value proposition - our extensibility platform - with our valued partners.
It was very gratifying to see partners enthused by the possibilities of developing for the Windows Home Server ecosystem. And it was great to hear ideas, get feedback, and help answer partners' questions in person. Hopefully, we'll be seeing the fruits of these efforts show up in more apps for Home Server users! We're thinking of broadening and expanding the event next year...Would you want to attend an event like this next year? And what would you want to see covered topic-wise?