Home Computer. Home Network. Home Server.

In the 1960s & 70s the idea of a home computer was unheard of outside of science fiction circles. Before the late 1980s home networks were unheard of. In 1975 Microsoft was founded with the vision of putting "A computer on every desk and in every home…".  Microsoft led the charge in creating a world…

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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 Home Server.  I use SyncToy to synchronize my photos,…

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Windows Home Server November 27th Update – A few details

After installing the November update you will notice that your network health turns red on your home server. With the November update, you can now get a trusted SSL certificate for your <your_name>.HomeServer.com domain name.  If you have already set up remote access, you will need to quickly unconfigure your existing domain name and re-run Setup to acquire…

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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 available to existing Windows Home Server customers.   Details are available here,…

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C-SAT

…is an acronym we use a lot here in Redmond, short for “customer satisfaction.”  Its all about listening to customers, answering the crucial question, “Do they like our stuff or not?” and then applying feedback to ongoing development.  Some good customer feedback is available in video form here on the updated Home Server web site….

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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 Server ex745 from HP, you get plenty…

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New Video Interviews – Channel 9 & 10

Two new video interviews about Windows Home Server went live this morning. One on the enthusiast targeted blog site Channel 10 and one on the developer site Channel 9. Over on 10 you can catch a video interview of yours truly talking about the online availability of the HP MediaSmart Server.  In the video you’ll…

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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 product are the #1…

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