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  • Blog Post: How many hard drives do you have in your home server?

    Windows Home Server was designed with software extensibility and hardware extensibility in mind. As the amount and size of digital content grows, the ability to simply add more hard drives and more space to store your collections of files, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, photos, music, audiobooks...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Why RAID is not a consumer technology

    Last weekend I found some blog posts by a blogger who calls himself "Fear the Cowboy" discussing some of the more severe technical limitations that RAID (especially RAID 5) has compared to Windows Home Server Drive Extender.  Check out his posts here . His posts got me motivated to write...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...