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Windows Home Server - Can It Be a SOHO Solution?
Although the name of Windows Home Server may make you inclined to believe that it is only for consumer households, it can also be very functional in a small office/home office setting. One article that was recently brought to our attention came from SMB PC Magazine (See page 7) . The article provides...
22 Jul 2009
Facebook Trojan Virus... Not a problem if you have a Windows Home Server.
Kevin Beares - MSFT
So, my wife just got hit, Facebook Users Attacked by Trojan Virus , HOW TO: Install a Facebook Trojan , Facebook Users Attacked by Trojan Virus , Facebook users receive fresh Trojan warning . She got an email in her Facebook inbox from two of her friends. She clicked the link in the message and the...
4 Dec 2008
HP MediaSmart Server winner of MacWorld's "Best of Show"
Congratulations to Hewlett Packard in being selected as a winner of MacWorld's annual "Best of Show" awards during the 2009 MacWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. The annual awards are given by MacWorld editors to honor products that push the boundaries of innovation, quality and overall creativity...
12 Jan 2009
J.D Biersdorfer from the New York Times did an article for the Personal Tech column entitled " Backing Up is Not So Hard " which outlines the difference between file-based and image-based backup software. One of the core features of Windows Home Server is the image-based backup software solution that...
14 Nov 2008
Windows Home Server Product Demonstration: From the archives
You have to love it when you find something that you forgot even existed! Like finding an extra $20 in the pocket of a jacket you have not worn in a while. Well that's what happened when I was rummaging through the digital archive on our team's Windows Home Server. I discovered two videos that were made...
13 Feb 2009
Another reason for a home server ...
Digital Railroad , a hosted digital archiving and commerce site, used by professional photographers abruptly shut down its web site. If you need a place to archive large collections of digital photos that you want complete control of .... then perhaps a Windows Home Server powered solution is a better...
12 Nov 2008
Windows Home Server was designed for consumers and home-based businesses. In our recent customer satisfaction survey conducted in North America and Europe, we discovered that 25% of the early purchasers of Windows Home Server are running a business out of their home. This led me to do a little digging...
13 Jan 2009
Get Your Life Back - Windows Home Server Image Based Backup Software
We all know that we should backup our computers in case of hard drive failure , disaster, trojan virus , or simple wear and tear. Yet, every time I meet customers and I ask them, when was the last time you actually did a backup of every computer in your home protecting your important data, memories and...
19 Mar 2009
Free Home Server ...
CrunchGear did a great write-up on Windows Home Server and the HP MediaSmart Server and is giving away the home server to one lucky person that comments on the blog post. As I write this blog post, there are over 450 comments added to their post, the number isn't what amazes me ... it is the fact that...
13 Dec 2008
November 2008 Windows Update for Windows Home Server
The Windows Home Server team released a minor software update for the product as part of our ongoing customer- driven improvement program. Current users will receive this software via Windows Update, either on or shortly after the release date of November 25, 2008. Below is a summary of what is included...
25 Nov 2008
Windows Home Server - Windows 7 Release Candidate testers asked to revert to Windows Vista prior to upgrade
Yesterday marked the availability of the Windows 7 Release Candidate . On the Engineering Windows 7 Blog and Windows 7 Team Blog there were recent posts regarding this milestone. "We want to encourage you to revert to a Vista image and upgrade or to do a clean install, rather than upgrade the existing...
6 May 2009
More than 1 Home Server - Let’s Sync up!
I recently saw a post from Donavon West at Home Server Hacks titled, Syncing Two Windows Home Servers . Donavon wrote up an excellent “how to”. I was able to replicate his 3-step process with my own home servers. With the recent introduction of the new HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487 models,...
20 Feb 2009
More info on November 2008 update ...
After installing the November 2008 update on your home server, your home server will be rebooted and you should see the Version Information incremented to 6.0.1800.24 in the Windows Home Server Console - Settings - Resources page for several of the components: Additionally, after installing the...
25 Nov 2008
February 2009 Update for Windows Home Server
Today the Windows Home Server team is releasing a small update to the product. This update improves the process by which the Windows Home Server Connector Software gets updated. Additionally, this update resolves certain issues that could occur when restoring files and folders from Windows Home Server...
24 Feb 2009
Windows 7 ‘Play To’ Feature & Home Server – Extreme Goodness
Like many of you enthusiasts out there, I’ve had the chance to play around with the Windows 7 Beta over the past few weeks. While I’ve certainly been impressed with its stability, ease of use and overall ‘smooth’ operation, what really struck home its value to me as a media fanatic – and relevance to...
16 Feb 2009
Windows Home Server - Canadians Put More Importance on Photos Stored On Their PC Than Their Financial Information
Last month, Microsoft Canada reported survey results by Ipsos Reid that found Canadians value personal information but aren't taking measures to keep it secure. Zibb.com and a few other online outlets picked up the story. Read it here . Sadly, 55% of respondents said that they have actually...
10 Apr 2009
Updated Technical Briefs for Windows Home Server
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...
17 Sep 2008
Home Server Checklist
I sometimes get asked the question: " What is the difference between a home server and a network attached storage (NAS) device?" First off, Microsoft is focused on the development of a feature rich and powerful home server software solution, where most NAS vendors are primarily hardware companies...
9 Dec 2008
More news on HP's new home servers ...
A few more reviews on HP's new MediaSmart Servers that you might be interested in reading, the first two are from Windows Home Server MVPS, Alex Kuretz and Donavon West. MediaSmartServer.net Review: HP MediaSmart Server EX487 http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2008/12/28/review-hp-mediasmart-server...
31 Dec 2008
Java with John
On Sunday September 7th, Steven Leonard, Senior Product Manager for Windows Home Server, participated in a radio interview. "Java with John" is a segment of the Computer Outlook Radio Talk Show . Hosted by John Iasiuolo and Sharon Fry, Computer Outlook is one of America's fastest...
10 Sep 2008
January, 2009 Update for Windows Home Server
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...
27 Jan 2009
Windows 7 and Windows Home Server
The Windows Home Server team is excited to see the progress and excitement around the public beta release of Windows 7 . From the Windows 7 Beta Download " How to Backup a PC " page, you will see this important note near the bottom of the page. Note : The backup methods described here do not...
13 Jan 2009
HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487
The Windows Home Server team is excited to see the introduction of the next round of home servers from Hewlett Packard. Here are some links to some web articles and blog posts about the new home servers from HP powered by Windows Home Server: We Got Served Hands On: HP MediaSmart Server EX487...
30 Dec 2008
Windows Home Server web site updated ...
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...
18 Sep 2008
Windows Home Server - Photography web page launched
If your photography is your passion, Windows Home Server is a better way to store, organize, protect and access your digital pictures. In the March issue of Picture Business Magazine there is a brief article titled, "Microsoft's Data Protection Plan". In recent months, our team has attended a couple...
4 Mar 2009
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