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  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server System Builder Software Price Decrease

    On November 1, Microsoft will introduce a 30% price reduction of the Windows Home Server software for the System Builder channel.  After a successful year in the market, Microsoft is reducing the price of the System Builder version of Windows Home Server to provide additional value to the system...
  • Blog Post: Running the Windows Home Server Console on a MAC

    One of the developers on the Windows Home Server team, Gautam, was goofing around on a Mac during his off hours and put together this awesome set of instructions and screenshots for running the Windows Home Server Console on a Mac.  This article describes how to configure your Mac to be able to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server - Announcing Power Pack 2

    We are pleased to announce Windows Home Server Power Pack 2. Power Pack 2 fixes known issues and adds new features to improve the Windows Home Server experience. Enhancements include: Improvements to remote access configuration, enhanced functionality for computers running Windows Media Center, and content...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server Toolkit Version 1.1

    Today the Windows Home Server team released version 1.1 of the Windows Home Server Toolkit, a collection of diagnostic tools that run on your home computers and home server. This version provides a Windows Home Server Connector Troubleshooter that works on home computers running Windows XP and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Windows Home Server “Vail” SDK

    Hi everyone! My name is Dileep and I am a Development lead with Windows Home Server team. It has been more than a week since we released the beta builds of the next version of Windows Home Server “Vail”, and we are very encouraged by the download and the feedback pouring in through connect. Thank you...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Round-up

    Lots of great news and blog posts about Windows Home Server appeared over the last week. I thought I would summarize a few things and provide some of my favorite blog links from the past week. Windows Home Server Futures What's Next for Windows Home Server? (wegotserved.co.uk) Podcast: Home...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server for under $100

    The Windows Home Server team is a very customer focused team. We listen to our community of current customers and future customers to understand the hot points and wishes. Some wishes take longer to make come true, while others can happen sooner rather than later. When we first made Windows Home Server...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server will be at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans

    It’s summer, so it’s time for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). During this annual event, Microsoft and the Windows Server Solutions Group share strategies and visions for addressing the challenging economy, saving customers money, and helping partners and customers compete confidently...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server - Marketing around the world

    Microsoft marketers are doing some great work to get the word out about Windows Home Server in their respective countries.  As noted in previous posts, Windows Home Server has been sold in over 50 countries around the world.  Earlier this month Philip Churchill commented about a Users Banquet...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server MVPs - January 2009

    The Windows Home Server team is excited to have 4 new MVPs to join our family in helping the ever growing community around the product. Olaf Engelke (Germany) - frequent contributor on Windows Home Server Community forums Eric Rux (USA) - created the http://whshelp.com site and also wrote a...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server MVPs - April 2009

    The Windows Home Server team is excited to have 2 new MVPs added to our MVP family . Please join me in welcoming our latest additions: Alexander Köplinger (Germany) - contributor on http://www.home-server-blog.de/ and author of OnTheFlyUnzipper Add-in Jim Clark - frequent contributor on http...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server Software Development Kit (SDK) adds Japanese Language Support

    The momentum behind Windows Home Server add-ins continues to grow!  The Windows Home Server team is very pleased to announce the availability of the Japanese Software Development Kit (SDK).  The SDK provides developers with guidance, for example application programming interface (API) information...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 BETA – Includes enhancements for Windows 7-based computers

    We are pleased to announce the Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta which improves the Windows Home Server experience with Windows 7 and Windows Media Center by providing the following new features: Backup and restore of computers running Windows 7 , Windows 7 Libraries integration, enhancements for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server Team is soliciting feedback in 2nd annual usage & satisfaction survey

    Did you know… That most English language users found out about Windows Home Server through a blog or online product review, versus magazine or newspaper articles for German language users? That product “features and specifications” was widely regarded as the most important factor, followed distantly...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server - Now available on MSDN

    A key benefit of Windows Home Server is the versatility and power it offers as a development platform.  Even when Windows Home Server software was still in the beta stage, we published a software development kit (SDK) so that 3 rd party developers could develop interesting add-ins for the product...
  • Blog Post: CES 2009 - Windows Home Server Hardware News

    We are super excited by the overall reception of Windows Home Server in the market. Lots of progress has been made in this new product category that Microsoft established less than 2 years ago with the initial unveiling of the Windows Home Server software at CES 2007. There has been strong adoption...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 - PP3 Beta Update

    Hey everyone, As some of you know, we have started blogging over on the Windows Team Blog back at the beginning of September with a new blog called the Windows Home Server Blog . So, if you haven't already added this blog to your feed, please do. For the moment we are planning on blogging from both...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Home Server MVPs

    We added 3 new Windows Home Server MVPs to our family in early October.  Check out their sites and blogs to see their latest (and previous) contributions to the home server community. Alex Kuretz - The HP MediaSmart Server Enthusiast Community Donavon West - Home Server Hacks Sam Wood - Tentacle...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server Website Updated

    Possibly lost among the frenzy of the Power Pack 2 release, and the addition of Windows Home Server software to MSDN , was the update today of our very own product website . While clearly not a complete overhaul, we think it’s improved in a couple of key ways: A simpler and more contemporary layout Snappy...
  • Blog Post: Story Time with Windows Home Server

    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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server 120-Day Evaluation Edition

    With the first day of CES 2009 getting under way, the Windows Home Server team has decided to make the DVD of the Windows Home Server 120-Day Evaluation Edition available for download from the Microsoft Download Center . You will need to know how to burn a DVD to get started, detailed instructions are...
  • Blog Post: New 'Windows Home Server' group on Windows Live

    Donavon West, blogger at http://www.homeserverhacks.com , set up a Windows Live Group site for Windows Home Server users, owners, enthusiasts, etc.  On his original blog post announcing the site , there were only 3 members ... Last checked there are over 150 members and the number grows every hour...
  • Blog Post: 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...