Today the Windows Home Server team is releasing a small update to the product. The update improves the capability of Windows Home Server to repair abnormalities detected in the home computer backup database. The update should be automatically downloaded and installed on your home server over the next several days, if you have Windows Update turned on. You can check if you have Windows Update turned on, by opening the Windows Home Server Console - Settings - General page.
The Knowledge Base article (#958926) for this update will be posted shortly at this link.
Nic Fillingham tracked me down at CES to take a look at some of the new hardware that is being powered by Windows Home Server. Along with a quick overview of some of the new software features that will be coming with the updated HP MediaSmart Servers, and a Lagotek powered home automation solution that integrates with the music on the home server and provides you the ability to manage your home lighting and heating from within your home or through the remote access capabilities of Windows Home Server.
CES 2009: Windows Home Server Update - New Hardware
Events provide an opportunity for our team to have face-to-face interactions with users (and potential users) of Windows Home Server.
Peter, a Windows Home Server user, approached one of our representatives in the booth at the Consumer Electronics Show . Peter’s grandson Brody is a big fan of the “Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?” children’s book. Peter related a really cool story that I’m pleased to pass along:
“This book is Brody’s favorite title right now and we have all memorized it reading to him. We have really laughed and enjoyed this story in our family… Brody has so many books to choose from and he will go and select that book and bring it to one of us to read to him. He will sit and listen to the server book again and again. Being raised in a computer family may be rubbing off on him.”
Jeff and Brody, enjoying the story for the 1000th time
Being that Brody is only 21 months old, he may need to wait a few years before he can fully appreciate the “Server Feng Shui” book.
For those of you that may be a little too old to ask your parent’s to read you a bedtime story, don’t despair. Mrouse posted a virtual book reading that you can watch whenever you like!