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  • Blog Post: Facebook Trojan Virus... Not a problem if you have a Windows Home Server.

    So, my wife just got hit, Facebook Users Attacked by Trojan Virus , HOW TO: Install a Facebook Trojan , Facebook Users Attacked by Trojan Virus , Facebook users receive fresh Trojan warning . She got an email in her Facebook inbox from two of her friends. She clicked the link in the message and the...
  • Blog Post: Image-based Backup

    J.D Biersdorfer from the New York Times did an article for the Personal Tech column entitled " Backing Up is Not So Hard " which outlines the difference between file-based and image-based backup software. One of the core features of Windows Home Server is the image-based backup software solution that...
  • 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: Hard Drive Not Found and Data Recovery with Windows Home Server

    Now that Windows Home Server has been available for almost a year and half, I am amazed at how many people do not protect themselves with a Windows Home Server from a Dead Hard Drive or Disk Crash and from these four terrible words strung together in white text on a black screen, " hard drive not found...
  • Blog Post: Home-based Businesses

    Windows Home Server was designed for consumers and home-based businesses. In our recent customer satisfaction survey conducted in North America and Europe, we discovered that 25% of the early purchasers of Windows Home Server are running a business out of their home. This led me to do a little digging...
  • Blog Post: Get Your Life Back - Windows Home Server Image Based Backup Software

    We all know that we should backup our computers in case of hard drive failure , disaster, trojan virus , or simple wear and tear. Yet, every time I meet customers and I ask them, when was the last time you actually did a backup of every computer in your home protecting your important data, memories and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server - Windows 7 Release Candidate testers asked to revert to Windows Vista prior to upgrade

    Yesterday marked the availability of the Windows 7 Release Candidate . On the Engineering Windows 7 Blog and Windows 7 Team Blog there were recent posts regarding this milestone. "We want to encourage you to revert to a Vista image and upgrade or to do a clean install, rather than upgrade the existing...
  • 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: Java with John

    On Sunday September 7th, Steven Leonard, Senior Product Manager for Windows Home Server, participated in a radio interview.  "Java with John" is a segment of the Computer Outlook Radio Talk Show .  Hosted by John Iasiuolo and Sharon Fry, Computer Outlook is one of America's fastest...
  • Blog Post: January, 2009 Update for Windows Home Server

    Today the Windows Home Server team is releasing a small update to the product. The update improves the capability of Windows Home Server to repair abnormalities detected in the home computer backup database. The update should be automatically downloaded and installed on your home server over the next...
  • Blog Post: Windows Home Server web site updated ...

    We’ve begun a new series on the Windows Home Server web site – starting with Home Computer Backup and Restore – to show that using Windows Home Server really is as easy as 1, 2, 3! We’ve also refreshed the news area of the web site and community page has a great new look! Read about...