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  • Blog Post: 3,2,1...ignition!

    Today is Windows Home Server launch day! We're announcing a number of things. First, the HP MediaSmart Server is now on sale on leading retailer sites, such as Amazon , Best Buy , Buy.com, Circuit City and Comp USA . (Officially pre-order, but shipping soon.) As I wrote this, the two versions of the...
  • Blog Post: An update on KB #946676

    The Windows Home Server team has been heads down working on the data corruption issue since we first posted the Knowledge Base (KB) article in late December 2007. An update to the KB article was posted today that provides more information regarding symptoms, cause, status and guidance. You can read the...
  • Blog Post: Ship it!

    Woo-hoo! We did it. Today we are announcing that Windows Home Server has been released to manufacturing (RTM). We have finalized the software and now handing it off to our OEM partners. The evaluation version (with 120 day evaluation period) and the system builder version are also heading into the distribution...
  • Blog Post: Last call for ... Add-Ins

    The Code2Fame Challenge entry deadline is quickly approaching... We’ve seen many Add-Ins published for Windows Home Server; why not submit yours for the Challenge? NOW is the time to submit it as an entry (entries must be postmarked by August 25, 2007). Over $50,000 in cash and prizes is up for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server and Live Mesh Technology Demonstration

    The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is an event where Microsoft employees that sit behind one or more displays banging out lots of cool code on a daily basis get to venture out and meet other developers outside of Microsoft. Teams often showcase various technology demonstrations to highlight...
  • 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: More on Windows Home Server and Live Mesh

    Channel 10 posted another video with Mark, Brendan and Doug that showcases some of the future possibilities when pairing Windows Home Server with Windows Live Mesh .  Windows Home Server is already playing the role of the smart always-available hub in households around the world, but as a greater...
  • Blog Post: Code2Fame Challenge Winners Announced!

    Yesterday here on campus we hosted a fun event to select the Code2Fame Challenge winners. The three finalists presented their Add-In wares to a panel of esteemed judges, who in turn determined the first, second and third prizes…each with an associated award of cold, hard cash. Without further ado, the...
  • Blog Post: Sonos

    Sonos is creating a lot of buzz today around its new Sonos 2.5 software, which includes enhanced compatibility with Home Server for storing, organizing and streaming zillions of songs around the home. Great to see a popular solution like Sonos on board the Home Server bus. Also - good overview of...
  • Blog Post: Time to evangelize! WHS Platform Extensibility Day 2008

    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...
  • Blog Post: Go big or go home

    Or in the case of Daryl Plummer, go big AT home. Daryl's the Gartner research chief I mentioned in a previous post . I think its fair to say he has a seriously (the ultimate?) digital home. Here's the more detailed overview of his not-so-humble abode: 14 broadcast display devices, 13 zones of security...
  • Blog Post: We Got Served Awards

    Our friend Terry Walsh has kicked off the inaugural We Got Served Awards for three Windows Home Server categories: best hardware, best commercial software, and best community Add-In. Vote for your favorites by Christmas and get in on a prize drawing! J
  • Blog Post: Programmez!

    Check it out. Microsoft France is running a " Code2Fame "-style developer contest on MSDN. French speakers can learn more here. J
  • Blog Post: Goin' Mobile

    Cool to see Home Server and the LobsterTunes add-in getting noticed on The Mobile Phone Blog , which BusinessWeek recently flagged as a great source for insights about the world of mobile devices and content. The blog is run by the founders of Movaya , a Seattle company that is getting a lot of attention...
  • Blog Post: "Consumer grade" add-ins

    The Windows Home Server team is ecstatic about the number of add-ins that have been developed for Windows Home Server over the past year. Check out the WeGotServed blog that has a more comprehensive list of all of the add-ins that are available for Windows Home Server. In reviewing a lot of the add...
  • Blog Post: 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's PDC is gearing up to be one of the biggest events...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Piloter mon habitat

    Check out the On10 video about Omwave's cool Add-in to create mood lighting in the home. Omwave is based in France and has a Home Server product call the OM Server - WGS provides a good overview. J
  • Blog Post: Get the Gadget

    Donavon West of Home Server Hacks and LiveGadgets.net has created a nice Home Server blog headline ticker gadget to help you get the WHS news you can use. Pretty slick - it currently pulls from this blog, We Got Served , MS Windows Home Server and Home Server Hacks . J