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  • Blog Post: Hola, Bonjour, Hallo!

    Good news...the Spanish, French and German language versions of Windows Home Server have been released to manufacturing! This means RTM of Home Server is now truly complete, setting the stage for availability in various countries around the world, in addition to North America. We hope to support additional...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server World Cup

    The Windows Home Server software has been purchased by System Builders in over 40 countries around the world. And our hardware partners are starting to branch out their distribution plans for their hardware offerings, powered by Windows Home Server, to more and more countries. As to be expected, the...
  • Blog Post: CES 2009: Windows Home Server Update - Channel 10 (On10.net) video

    Nic Fillingham tracked me down at CES to take a look at some of the new hardware that is being powered by Windows Home Server. Along with a quick overview of some of the new software features that will be coming with the updated HP MediaSmart Servers, and a Lagotek powered home automation solution that...
  • 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: Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

    The first minor release of Windows Home Server was announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Power Pack 1, formerly code named "UR1", will ship in the first half of 2008 and be made available to existing customers of Windows Home Server via Windows Update. Power Pack 1 has...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server - Parlez-vous français ?

    Today I got to hang out with a great bunch of people, the Enthusiast Evangelist team, at the Microsoft offices in Bellevue. Benjamin Gauthey, a member of the team, has put together several webcasts about Windows Home Server in French, check them out: · Webcast - Windows Home Server - Introduction...
  • 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: New and Updated Windows Home Server information

    There is some new content available that some of you may find interesting. The first of a series of Technical Briefs has been published, and a troubleshooting document to help people get the Windows Home Server Connector installed and configured on their home computers is now available. Additionally...
  • 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: Software Availability and the Supply Chain ...

    The Windows Home Server product is finally available at some outlets in the USA and Canada. The supply chain players differ by geography. With a version 1 product in a new product category, it takes awhile for System Builders to get it on their radar and order the product. Once an order is placed through...
  • 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: The best kept secret ...

    Windows Home Server was a secret for a long time. We had over 1,000 internal testers at Microsoft prior to announcing the product at CES 2007, some of these people used the product for over a year without leaking anything about it. I remember the early days when employees asked us - "What do I tell my...
  • Blog Post: 2 months to go ...

    The Windows Home Server World Cup results for April are in and Norway remains on top, with New Zealand closing the gap.  New Zealand is less than 100 units away from first place, assuming Norway stands still.  Windows Home Server has now been sold in 47 different countries around the world...
  • 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 - September Updates

    As with most Microsoft products, updates to Windows Home Server will be delivered throughout the lifecycle of the product. Tomorrow - September 25th, Microsoft will release our first update for Windows Home Server. This update will enhance the usability and improve the out-of-the-box experience for customers...
  • Blog Post: SyncToy 2.0 (Beta) - I Sync therefore I Am

    SyncToy 2.0 Beta for Windows is available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center. The easy to use, customizable application helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers. You can use SyncToy to synchronize folders between your home computers and your Windows...
  • 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: ... best 400 dollars I ever spent.

    Sometimes we find stories about Windows Home Server on other people's blogs, sometimes we miss them. Clint Rutkas had the misfortune of having his laptop stolen ... you can read his blog post here . The summation, "Windows Home Server, best 400 dollars I ever spent." t.
  • Blog Post: NTFS Compression

    The Windows Home Server team has solved a software bug that may affect files that are compressed using Advanced Attributes (NTFS compression). NTFS compression can be enabled on an individual file, folder or at the hard drive level and is sometimes enabled by users to save disk space on a home computer...
  • Blog Post: CNET Seal of Approval

    Nice to see an "Excellent" 8.7 out of 10 review of the HP MediaSmart Server on CNET. "Microsoft's Windows Home Server is the best, easiest-to-use answer to backing up and corralling all of the disparate media files in a networked home. And delivered in this petite, relatively affordable MediaSmart...
  • Blog Post: Update on the way...

    Hi all. Next week on Tuesday, Nov 27 we will release a new update for Windows Home Server software. This is a scheduled update - part of the ongoing process of continually enhancing the customer experience with Windows Home Server. The new functionality will be downloaded via Windows Update and made...
  • Blog Post: Sign up for the beta of Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

    Interested in participating in the beta program for Windows Home Server Power Pack 1? We need your help! You are encouraged to sign up and install the latest build of Windows Home Server from https://connect.microsoft.com/windowshomeserver in preparation for the Power Pack 1 download. Additional information...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Belinea Home Server

    The Belinea o.center Home Server from MaxData is now available for sale in Europe. You can find out more information at http://www.amazon.de/belinea or by visiting the MaxData web site – http://www.maxdata.com . And, they even created a translated version of the soon to be infamous children’s book complete...