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  • Blog Post: A rolling home server gathers no moss...

    Very cool to see Home Server and the HP MediaSmart Server featured on RollingStone.com's Rock&Roll Daily . Unlike servers of yore, the surprisngly sleek and sexy black-and-blue-lit HP MediaSmart uses the new consumer-friendly Windows Home Server platform, which makes setting up as easy as clicking...
  • Blog Post: Postcard from Vegas

    Once again this year Home Server is a hit at CES. The booths have been packed with attendees and there have been lots of good comments (and laughs) about the Stay at Home Server posters, show guide inserts and the "Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House?" books we're giving away. ...
  • Blog Post: WHS and Xbox Dad

    Microsoft storage guru and 'gamer dad' Jason Buffington has a great post on the popular Xbox Dad blog about using WHS with Xbox. He cites the Windows Home Server documentation on media sharing , as well as the section of the Xbox.com site devoted to connecting your Xbox 360 to Windows Media (including...
  • Blog Post: Life Imitating Art or Art Imitating Life?

    Someone forwarded this photo of a puppy peeing on a laptop to us. Please compare this photo to the following page from the hit Children's book Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House?     I sure hope whoever's laptop that was had a Windows Home Server . By the way, we've posted another video...
  • Blog Post: Mark Steele is my hero

    I found this picture on my desk today.  Someone dropped it by; I assume it was Mark Steele. It is not every day that a celebrity gives you a compliment.  It is even rarer for a fake celebrity to do so.  And even rarer for it to be so back-handed. But in any case I appreciate the sentiment...
  • Blog Post: World Cup - 1 month left ...

    The Windows Home Server World Cup results for May are in and Norway remains on top and extends its lead over its competition. They look like they are going to be hard to catch, as it seems that the Norwegians understand the power of benefits of Windows Home Server and continue to bring it into their...
  • Blog Post: Ask the Home Server Guy, Home Server Show 7

    Donavon over at Home Server Hacks has started a new "Ask the Home Server Guy" feature. In his words: Send in your questions about anything and everything Windows Home Server related and I’ll do my best to answer them. Send your questions to ask@HomeServerGuy.com (note the spiffy new domain name)....
  • Blog Post: Collector's item

    "Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?" is available for order on Amazon . Out of stock already, more coming soon...but supplies are limited! J
  • Blog Post: Autographed "Mommy ..." book

    If you would like an autographed hard copy version (only 500 were made) of the "Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House?" book, then you need to head over to the HomeServerHacks web site. http://www.homeserverhacks.com/2008/05/mommy-why-is-there-server-in-house.html t.
  • Blog Post: When you wish upon a star...

    Yesterday the Innoventions Dream Home became the latest attraction at Disneyland. Located in Tomorrowland, the Dream Home delivers on "Walt's vision for showcasing cutting-edge technologies that make life better and easier." The Dream Home is a collaboration between Disneyland, Microsoft, HP, Life|ware...
  • Blog Post: Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House?

    Earlier I posted about our new ad campaign " Stay at Home Servers " and pointed you at the videos (the first of which are getting rave reviews ). Yesterday we posted the full contents of the hit Children's book " Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House? " for your online reading...
  • 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: White or wheat?

    Have you seen Edgar Voorbraak's Home Server toaster yet? Imaginative, cool, funny...just like the Home Server community, in general. Here are the specs. Home Server Hacks has more info and pics. VIA C7@ 1.5Ghz, 1GB RAM I managed to cram in 4 HDD’s, suspended in shock absorbers, totaling 2...
  • Blog Post: Getting Control of Digital Media

    Yesterday BusinessWeek posted a good story about the rapidly growing home server category, led by Windows Home Server and the HP MediaSmart Server. It includes mention of the Stay at Home Server campaign and Forrester Research's prediction that there will be 4.5 million households with home servers by...
  • Blog Post: Frankenstein eases suffering?

    Another great story about WHS backup saving the day...this time in the case of burglary. From Mike Frank's blog post titled "WHS Eases My Suffering:" Essentially a person (or a couple people) broke into my house, rifled through everything, and took as much as they could carry (so it seems). The item...
  • Blog Post: For the kids...

    We included these fun little customer stories in our press release from CES, but I wanted to get them up on the blog, too. Tell us your Home Server stories! Brian Driscall used Home Server to quickly restore all of his 9-year-old son’s progress on the “LEGO Star Wars” video game, after his 4-year...
  • 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: The Lone Server

    I just saw this funny video here by the Windows Server crew. All but one server running Microsoft.com is now on Windows Server 2008. 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
  • Blog Post: SCALEO scaling up

    Lots of buzz lately for the Fujitsu-Siemens SCALEO Home Server . The German PC Magazine just gave it a great review, for example. We Got Served provides a very in-depth review of the product, comparing it with HP's MediaSmart Server. Worth a read. Terry calls SCALEO a "strong contender" with "beauty...
  • Blog Post: ZDistrict

    I saw this come through the transom and thought I'd share...a guy in Kuwait custom building a big Home Server (11 drives?!) with an Alienware case. Maybe he'll help move Kuwait up in the Home Server World Cup standings. J
  • Blog Post: Fun in the sun... the ultimate Windows Home Server product bundle

    The Windows Home Server marketing team in Germany recently kicked off an awareness campaign for journalists. "Sun protection and data protection, before you go on vacation, buy a Windows Home Server system to backup your data and save all your vacation pictures!" The press kit included some...
  • Blog Post: Home Server Feng Shui

    The http://www.stayathomeserver.com site has been updated with more videos and a new book ... to help people understand the power and simplicity of Windows Home Server. Master Teacher David Campbell helps lead you on your path to enlightenment. If you are already one of the home server believers, then...
  • Blog Post: CES 2009

    The Windows Home Server team wrapped the posts again outside of the CES show floor ... I thought I would share a few of the pictures.   You can visit the web site at http://www.stayathomeserver.com     Also, check out http://www.winahomeserver.com ... t.
  • Blog Post: NY Times: "What's next, having the office Christmas party at home?"

    The New York Times wrote a great story on the "Stay at Home Server" campaign, including video, pictures and quotes from Steve VanRoekel. Take a look. J